Biofuels 'disaster.'

March 2007
Ecologist;Mar2007, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p11
The article reports on the call for a moratorium on biofuel targets of the European Union (EU) by environmental groups and non-governmental organizations from around the world in 2007. The call aims to protect natural resources and local communities in the southern hemisphere. The organizations assert that instead of boosting biofuel production with disastrous social and environmental impacts, the EU should focus on drastic reduction of energy use and support for genuinely sustainable renewable energy. They warn that the targets will promote crops with poor greenhouse gas balances, trigger deforestation and loss of biodiversity and exacerbate local land use conflicts.


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