Fuel for thought.

Archived Stop Press article

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Professor Robert Warson is DEFRA's Chief Scientist and former Chief Scientist and Director for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development. Rather late in the day, namely several years later than the man in the street, he has realised that biofuels might not be good for the environment. Unfortunately he doesn't advise the Department of Transport who are following EU directives. The Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) is to introduce 2.5% biofuels at the pumps from 1 April. Hence, both you and I, yet again are being forced to help destroy the environment and food source of those in the developing world. Not only that but the ploughing up of ancient soil, the felling of trees and production and transport costs actually results in more carbon dioxide emissions than are saved by the use of biofuel. We, the public don't get a choice, if we wish to use our cars we have to be part of this environmental rape.