Government urged to hold fire on RTFO until biofuels impact clear

Watts, Andrew
March 2008
Farmers Weekly;3/28/2008, p42
Trade Publication
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.


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