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Environmental warning on biofuels

Date : 13th May 2007, Source : BBC Link to News Story

The drive to switch over to biofuels could lead to rising food prices and deforestation, a report has warned. The government and EU have said by the year 2020 they want 10% of all fuel in cars to come from biofuels. But a study by the Co-op Insurance Society suggests achieving this could have a severe environmental impact. It comes days after a UN report with similar warnings said that biofuels are more effective when used for heat and power, rather than in transport. Biofuels can be anything made with vegetable matter that burns.

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