Hart Energy Consulting has received funding from both the Lucille and David Packard Foundation and the Energy Foundation for the project “Land Use Change: Science and Policy Review.”.
The global consultancy is undertaking the project with CABI, a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization based in the Netherlands that provides information and applies scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. This review will evaluate the current status of indirect land use change (ILUC) as it relates to biofuels and include an assessment of agricultural, environmental, economic, social and potential market impacts from applying or not applying land use change factors into policymaking.
The review will also include an overview of the current status of global regulatory and legislative actions to address ILUC.
The project will also be peer reviewed by a group of experts including Rob Cox, Technical Director, IPIECA, UK; Robert Larson, Associate Director, Transportation and Climate Division, US EPA; Bruce Dale, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science / DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Michigan; Bliss Baker, President, Global Renewable Fuels Alliance; Alwin Klopse, Executive Secretary, Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels, Switzerland; Uwe Fristche, Okeo Institute, Germany and Sandrine Dixson-Decleve, Director, The Prince of Wales’s EU Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change and Brussels Office, University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership.