3E Intelligence

In an article in the magazine Science, a team of UK researchers has attacked the European Union’s ambitious biofuels targets (10% by 2020) saying reforestation would be a much better way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The researchers from Leeds University and the World Land Trust calculated that new forests would absorb nine times the amount of “avoided emissions” from the use of biofuels. Moreover, imports of biofuels into the EU could lead to more deforestation in developing countries.

More on this issue at BBC News and the Bioenergy pact blog.

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