Friday, April 20, 2007

More biofuel controversy

"Environmental groups told a meeting on biofuels in Madrid this week that the EU move requiring all transport fuels to have a 5.75 per cent biofuel content by 2010 to reduce carbon dioxide emissions was counterproductive because rainforests were being burnt to clear land for the energy crops.
The carbon dioxide emissions from forest fires in Indonesia and Brazil could outweigh predicted emissions reductions from the use of biofuels in diesel and other fuels in Europe, the environmental groups said."

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