Thursday, June 2, 2011

UK scientists launch scathing criticism of EU biofuel targets



UK scientists launch scathing criticism of EU biofuel targets

Ecologist

2nd June, 2011

Claims that biofuels have lower greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels are 'complete nonsense' and EU-wide targets to increase their use should be scrapped says letter to transport minister

A global 'land grab' and increased loss of forests and other natural ecosystems is being driven by European targets for more transport fuel to come from biofuels, say a group of prominent UK scientists.

Read more: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/925075/uk_scientists_launch_scathing_criticism_of_eu_biofuel_targets.html

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

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