According to a new report from the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), fast-moving plans for biomass energy could have a negative impact on some of the world’s poorest countries.
Tesco has become first UK retailer to receive government certification for a fully renewable ethanol biofuel.
The ‘green’ credentials of biofuels are under the spotlight having been blamed in recent months for exacerbating rising food prices around the world. As research studies draw attention to potential problems with biofuels, national and state governments are rethinking their policies, and beginning to consider standards that could govern the production and use of biofuels. Is it possible to minimise the potential impact of biofuel production on the environment?