The Facts About Palm Oil Biodiesel

Transport and Environment (T&E), the radical left-wing NGO, last week launched a new campaign to remove Palm Oil biodiesel from the European marketplace.  T&E launched the supposed ‘exposé’ of the amount of Palm-based biodiesel in Europe. The ‘shocking truth’ of what Transport and Environment revealed was that Palm-based biodiesel use in Europe had increased over the past five years.

The timing of their campaign was curious.  In the last few … Read More

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Malaysian Palm Oil Council: Campaign Against Palm Oil Biodiesel a Rehash of Old, Debunked Claims

Kuala Lumpur (16 June 2016) – The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) is disappointed that the negative campaign against Palm Oil biodiesel – which was proven conclusively wrong in 2009 and 2014 – has once again surfaced. Comments from Green NGOs in various media are simply a rehash of the old, discriminatory arguments that have been debunked and seek to harm Palm Oil to the benefit of less efficient oils, … Read More

Malaysian Palm Oil Council Condemns French Sustainable Development Committee for Re-instating the Palm Oil Tax

Kuala Lumpur (15 June 2016) – The Malaysian Palm Oil Council condemns the French National Assembly MPs who met during the Sustainable Development Committee yesterday to re-instate the discriminatory tax against palm oil, which had been rejected by the French Senate.

The tax was passed as part of the Biodiversity Bill, after Socialist MP Genevieve Gaillard, rapporteur, proposed to re-introduce the 90EUR per tonne tax on palm oil. This action … Read More

Malaysian Palm Oil Council to President Hollande: Drop the Discriminatory Palm Oil Tax

Kuala Lumpur (25 May 2016) – The Malaysian Palm Oil Council calls on Senators and MPs meeting today before the Commission Mixte Paritaire to reject the discriminatory tax against palm oil.

The CEO of MPOC, Dr Yusof Basiron, issued the following statement:

“We urge Senators and MPs to affirm the decision of the Senate and reject the discriminatory tax against palm oil. The tax hurts more than 300,000 small farmers Read More

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Norway to Developing Countries: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

The Financial Times reports that Norway is moving ever closer to allowing toxic waste to be dumped in pristine wildlife-supporting fjords, as well as opening up new areas of Norway’s natural habitats for fossil fuel development.

Obviously this is about as hypocritical as it gets, even Norwegian environmentalists are calling it so.

This news may be surprising to some: the international media’s focus on Norway is normally that of … Read More

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Malaysian Palm Oil Council Applauds French Senate for Rejecting Discriminatory Palm Oil Tax

Kuala Lumpur – The Malaysian Palm Oil Council applauds the vote by the French Senate to reject the discriminatory tax against palm oil.

The planned tax is a violation of WTO and EU trade rules, would negatively impact France-Malaysia relations, and would contribute to putting 300,000 small palm oil farmers out of work. The effort of Senators Catherine Deroche, Catherine Procaccia and Charles Revet is a victory for common sense.… Read More

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French Senate’s Palm Oil Tax: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Last week, the French Senate’s Sustainable Development Committee rejected the discriminatory tax against Palm Oil, showing their support to 300,000 Malaysian small Palm Oil farmers and more broadly to France-Malaysia relations. This was a good step in the right direction.

Upon learning of the Committee’s rejection of the tax, the CEO of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council, Dr Yusof Basiron, remarked that it was time for “President Hollande to Read More

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Malaysian Palm Oil Council Applauds French Senate Committee for Rejecting Discriminatory Tax

Kuala Lumpur – The Malaysian Palm Oil Council applauds the vote by the French Senate’s Sustainable Development Committee to reject the discriminatory tax against palm oil.

The planned tax is a violation of WTO and EU trade rules, would negatively impact France-Malaysia relations, and would contribute to putting 300,000 small palm oil farmers out of work. The effort of Senators Catherine Deroche, Catherine Procaccia and Charles Revet is a victory … Read More

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