TITLE

Government urged to hold fire on RTFO until biofuels impact clear

AUTHOR(S)
Watts, Andrew
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;3/28/2008, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the pressure facing the British government to delay the introduction of the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO), which requires fuel firms to include a minimum amount of biofuel in road fuels until the environmental impact of their production is fully understood. According to Robert Watson of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the policy was premature because the true value of biofuels in lessening carbon emissions was still being debated by scientists and environmental groups.
ACCESSION #
31802127

 

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