Gallery: European Commission Sets Rules On Biofuel Production and Use


People are divided on biofuels: on the one hand they are a decent alternative to oil and coal, on the other their creation has resulted in the destruction of forests, damage to biodiversity and the replacement of food crops. To combat this, the European Commission has set up seven schemes to ensure that biofuels used in the EU are produced in an environmentally sustainable way.

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  1. ecojujube April 8, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    If the concern with land use and food shortage as a result of biofuel production can be mitigated through transparency, supply chain management, and public policy driven by legitimate institutions, why is the concern with deforestation as a result of cellulosic fiber production not being reported in the same light — that it is about managing the process, not about what the final product actually is? I hope to see more balanced perspectives on cellulosic fibers from green media like Inhabitat and Ecouterre, with article titles highlighting process and responsible management instead of end product.

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