Some scientists think biofuels’ carbon benefits may be currently outweighed by negative effects from their production.
Gee, where have I heard something similar? Oh from Europe’s Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas.
According to Professor Robert Watson the EU should await the results of their inquiry into biofuels’ sustainability.
Professor Robert Watson warned that it would be insane if the RTFO had the opposite effects of the ones intended.
He said biofuels policy in the EU and the UK may have run ahead of the science. (What science! – ed)
His comments in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today program appear on the day when a coalition of pressure groups from Oxfam to Greenpeace writes to the Department for Transport (DfT) demanding that the policy be delayed until after the review.