View Full Version : UK parliamentary committee calls for biofuel moratorium

21st January 2008, 08:00 PM
(automatically updated/inserted from The Big Biofuels Blog)

The UK' House of Commons Environmental Audit (http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/environmental_audit_committee.cfm) committee, which keeps an eye on government environmental policies said today that the UK should pause in its policy to use biofuels to see if they really are environmentally sound, according to Reuters (http://uk.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUKL1885287820080121). This is interesting, because it reflects some aspects of the politically impartial Royal Society's findings last week (http://www.icis.com/blogs/biofuels/archives/2008/01/the-next-two-weeks-are-going-t.html), and also because, although the committee has no power to change policy, and it may be politically driven in its findings (Tim Yeo, (http://www.timyeo.org.uk/) the chairman is a Conservative (http://www.conservatives.com/) MP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member_of_Parliament), and the policy is driven by the Labour (http://www.labour.org.uk/) government (http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Page1.asp)) there is a chance it reflects some growing disquiet in society that the biofuels industry will have to address.

More (from The Big Biofuels Blog)... (http://www.icis.com/blogs/biofuels/archives/2008/01/uk-parliamentary-committee-cal.html)