The Organic Research Centre – Elm Farm welcomes a damning report from MPs on the environmental impact of biofuels. We have been urging caution on biofuels uptake for the last two years, arguing that system changes are needed in our energy economies rather than the simple replacement of fossil hydrocarbons in an attempt to achieve “business as usual”.
The study from The Environmental Audit Committee of the House of Commons confirms biofuels as expensive and ineffective at cutting greenhouse gases. It says that polluting emissions from cars can be cut more cheaply and with lower environmental risks.
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