Pan-European oils sands advocacy strategy

This March 2011 document outlines the oil sands advocacy strategy in Europe, identifying key objectives

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Europe denies fuel-quality rules aimed at oilsands

Europe is not discriminating against Canada with its proposed new fuel  quality legislation that would brand oilsands oil as dirtier than conventional  crude, says a member of the European Parliament …

EU parliamentarian to pay own cost for trip to Canada

OTTAWA — A Greek politician visiting Canada to talk about the EU’s climate policies will pay his own travel costs, says a spokeswoman for Climate Action Network Canada, which co-ordinated …

Who’s holding us back? How carbon-intensive industry is preventing effective climate change legislation

Greenpeace released a report singling out the Canadian government’s collusion with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and tar sands companies like Shell and their intentions of derailing clean energy …

Europe’s fuel directive none of Ottawa’s business: EU

OTTAWA – “It is valid to want to protect jobs in Canada and choose the way you want to grow, but nobody should try to stop another sovereign state from …

Canada Should Fight a Pollution Battle Instead of a PR Battle

In the lead up to the next round of UN climate talks, instead of taking responsibility for their own pollution problem, the Canadian Government is focusing on a full scale …

Joe Oliver accuse le NPD de trahison

Ottawa — Le gouvernement conservateur a accusé une fois de plus le Nouveau Parti démocratique de trahison dans le dossier des sables bitumineux. Cette fois, il reproche à l’opposition officielle …

European Politician warns Canada be left behind on Kyoto

OTTAWA — A visiting member of Europe’s Parliament says he is puzzled by Canadian government policies and fears the world may be forced to leave Canada behind as it moves …

Member’s of European Parliament letter to Commissioner Hedegaard re FQD and carbon intensity

This letter from a group of Members of European Parliament to the Commissioner for climate action, Connie Hedegaard, expresses their concern with the removal of a specified carbon intensity value …

Member of European Parliament letter to Commissioner Hedegaard

This is a letter from a group of European Members of Parliament to Commissioner Hedegaard. It summarizes the arguments around assigning a default carbon intensity value to tar sands oil.…

European voice – A very sticky situation

This one page article, featured in “European Voice”, gives an overview of Canada’s tar sands lobbying in Europe in relation to the Fuel Quality Directive.  Read more….

Ensuring carbon reductions from fuel production (Transport and Environment)

This document from Transport and Environment highlights the importance of how Article 7a of the Fuel Quality Directive is implemented.

Ensuring carbon reductions from fuel production: How the EU should …

Transport and environment – Tar sands ad

“KEEP TAR SANDS OUT OF EUROPE.” Non-governmental organization advertisement.…

Non-paper on Fuel Quality Directive without tar sands

This leaked document contains no default value for tar sands, apparently because of the pressure and lobbying of the Canadian government. Later iterations of this document had the tar sands …

Article 7a consultation letter from Natural Resources Canada

This letter was one of two documents submitted by Canada under the consultation process of non EU states for Article 7a of the Fuel Quality Directive.

The letter argues against …

Transport and Environment – Measures Necessary for the Implementation of Article 7a of the Fuel Quality Directive -Response to the European Commission Consultation

EU Policy / NGO briefing document (under Article 7a consultation)
This report was also submitted under the consultation process for Article 7a. It stresses the importance of having differentiated carbon …

Fuel Quality Directive – Article 7a consultation paper for public

This consultation paper proposes a default value for tar sands oil of 107 GHG (gCO2eq)/MJ. Canada’s lobbying efforts have been to have this default value removed.

A leaked document showed …

Directive 2009/30/EC of the European Parliament and of the council of 23 April 2009 amending Directive 98/70/EC

Fuel Quality Directive legislation printed in the Official Journal of the European Union.…

European parliament – draft report on the proposal for a directive introducing a mechanism to monitor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fuels

EU Policy: ‘DRAFT REPORT on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 98/70/EC as regards the specification of petrol, diesel and gas-oil…’…