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EU biofuel push 'to ruin forests'

Date : 2nd April 2007, Source : BBC Link to News Story



Oil firms have warned that European Union plans on biofuels could wreck the world's rainforests. Some oil representatives have told the government that they cannot meet the UK target of 5% biofuel on the forecourt by 2010 while also protecting wildlife. The EU recently announced plans to double the biofuel total by 2020. One government official told the BBC: "The policy is running ahead of the science; we have to be very careful that this doesn't all go badly wrong." The biofuel bonanza is being promoted by the car industry as a way of achieving cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6516893.stm





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