A must read for Biofuel searcher.. New Release of Biofuel Secrets ..A must read for for every US voter and concerned citizen.. challenges the reader to explore new possibilities and new mindsets that will ultimately be required if the world is truly ready to make a change.. amazon.com US onlyBiofuels are nowhere mentioned either in the following press release or the accompanying report, so far as I could find.
Common Cause: the Green Standard 2009
Press release 18.09.09
It's now or never: Green NGOs offer pre-election environment challenge to political partiesOn the eve of party conference season, eight of the UK's leading environmental organisations today publish Common Cause: the Green Standard manifesto on climate change and the natural environment. They are calling on all the political parties to endorse the Common cause declaration3, which states that climate change and restoring the natural environment should be accorded the highest priority during the next Parliament. They are also calling on the parties to commit to 10 green manifesto proposals for 2010... The organisations that are part of the Green Standard initiative are: CPRE, Friends of the Earth, Green Alliance, Greenpeace, RSPB, The Wildlife Trusts, Woodland Trust and WWF-UK
Although much biofuel policy is decided at EU level, as we saw it was national governments that spearheaded last year's legislation and finalised it.
The above press release and report will also be found seriously lacking in regard to wider resource use and its embodied externalities, marine conservation, behavioural change and social justice. Biofuels only had the briefest of mentions in previous years' Green Standard reports.
Friends of the Earth supporters, at least, are unhappy. At this month's annual FoE (main UK body) conference, local group delegates overwhelmingly passed a resolution favouring becoming more outspoken over agrofuels and other unsustainable use of biological resources, and revisiting lobbying alliances including the Green Standard authorship that were failing in such regards. The motion was carried provisionally 70 for, 3 against, 11 abstentions and can be read at: http://www.foe.co.uk/resource/event_background_documents/motions_paper_2009.pdfhttp://www.foe.co.uk/resource/event_background_documents/motions_paper_2009.pdf
Here is the news media coverage I found: