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Other links on Nuffield report news.


Biofuels 'drive environmental problems'

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Biofuels were once thought to be the answer to global warming, but have actually harmed the environment they were supposed to protect, according to research by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. One of its authors, Professor Ottoline Leyser of ...

EU's biofuel targets 'unethical'

BBC News - Roger Harrabin - ‎3 hours ago‎
EU biofuels targets are unethical, according to a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. Its authors recommend the targets should be lifted temporarily until new safeguards are put in place for biofuels grown ...

'Eco-friendly' biofuels may do more harm than good

Daily Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Daily Mail Reporter The drive for 'eco-friendly' biofuels has backfired and may be contributing to climate change, says a report. Plant-based fuels have pushed up food prices, increased deforestation and threatened endangered animals, the Nuffield ...

Biofuels transport targets are unethical, inquiry finds

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
A woman cuts sugarcane for ethanol production in Brazil. The need to meet rising biofuel targets has led to exploitation of workers, the loss of wildlife and higher food prices, the inquiry found. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images The legal ...

Running cars on biofuels can be 'unethical'

Telegraph.co.uk - Louise Gray - ‎6 hours ago‎
Green targets to run our cars on plants are in danger of driving slavery, world hunger and climate change, according to a damning new report into the ethics of biofuels. Biofuels could drive deforestation if not properly monitored. ...

Biofuels need enforceable ethical standards

Nature.com (subscription) - Natasha Gilbert - ‎12 hours ago‎
European policies to boost biofuel use have driven an "unsustainable" and "unethical" expansion of global production, bioethicists warn in a report today. Policies such as the European Renewable Energy Directive, through which European Union (EU) ...

Report criticises 'unethical' European biofuels policy

The Engineer - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Current UK and European policies on biofuels encourage unethical practices, according to a report released today by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics following an 18-month inquiry. Policies such as the European Renewable Energy Directive are claimed to ...

Biofuel policies are "unethical", says UK report

Energy Efficiency News - ‎1 hour ago‎
UK and European biofuel policies are "unethical", according to a report from the UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics published yesterday. The 18-month inquiry found that the European Renewable Energy Directive and other policies are particularly weak ...

Today - Cambridge Professor gives details of Nuffield Council report on biofuels

DeHavilland (press release) (subscription) - ‎3 hours ago‎
The conclusion of a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics is that biofuels harm the environment. Professor Ottoline Leyser, Cambridge University and Shared Author of the Report,told the Today Programme, "There's … evidence that the initial ...

'Green' transport policies may be harmful

Yorkshire Post - ‎7 hours ago‎
Policies to boost "green" transport fuels have backfired by damaging the environment, driving up food prices and encouraging human rights abuses, a report has warned. The independent study by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics branded current targets on ...

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Biofuels are a wide range of fuels which are in some way derived from biomass.

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