Wednesday, September 19, 2012

[biofuelwatch] Campaigners welcome EU plan to limit crop-based biofuels

Campaigners welcome EU plan to limit crop-based biofuels for transport

The European commission signals a major shift in biofuel policy with plans to cap the use of crop-based fuel


Development campaigners have welcomed a major shift in European biofuel policy after the commission said it plans to limit crop-based biofuels to 5% of transport fuel.
"Finally the European commissioners have come to their senses," said Clare Coffey, policy adviser at ActionAid. "They are firmly acknowledging that using precious food and agricultural land to fuel our cars is bad for people and bad for the environment. In a world where a billion go to bed hungry every night, that is immoral." Record high global grain prices have intensified calls for changes in EU and US biofuel policies, criticised for taking grain that could be used for food.

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

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