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Less than one fifth of biofuels on UK roads meets eco-standards
7 August 2008
Less than a fifth of the biofuel used on UK roads meets environmental standards the Renewable Fuels Association reports today .
Asad Rehman, Friends of the Earth's biofuels campaigner said:
"The shocking admission that we are unable to identify the origin of nearly half the biofuels used in the UK means that the Government cannot assure the British people that the biofuels in their petrol tanks have not destroyed rainforests."
"That less than a fifth of the biofuels used fail to meet even minimal environmental standards adds further weight to Friends of the Earth's view that they are a phoney solution to climate change."
"The Government must put the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation on hold and vote against EU biofuels targets."
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Last modified: Aug 2008