Kriton Arsenis

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 visiting Montreal Friday to meet  with Quebec politicians and journalists.

“I am trying to convey a message of friendship and explain that this is not  against Canada or any government or state; it is about Europe doing the right  thing, which is to fight climate change,” said Kriton Arsenis, a …

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 for tar sands oil.

They argue that this defeats the entire purpose of Article 7a and the Fuel Quality Directive.…

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.…