Biofuel may cause Environmental Damage according to EU report
The EU's goal of having 10% of the vehicles run on alternative sources like bio-fuels may be compromised by reports of biofuel's potential damage to the environment, impact on global commodities and excessive carbon footprint created by production facilities. Nusa Urbancic from T&E green transport noted that "for the third time in six weeks the (European) Commission is forced to release studies about the climate effects of bio-fuels." Wolfgang Eichhammer, a member of the committee who filed a disclaimer disowning the results, did admit that "...we have to do more work, develop new sustainability criteria and we have to be very careful about the origins of bio-fuels."
A report by the EU to determine the environmental impact of raising crops for biofuel had to be obtained by Reuters using the Freedom of Information law. A statement from the European Commission that withheld the report explained that "the analysis prepared under this study applied a methodology which by many is not considered appropriate. Given the divergence of views and the level of complexity of the issue ... it was considered better to leave the contentious analysis out of the report."
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