New report says biofuels policy would increase carbon emissions, not reduce them

The EU Climate Commissioner says EU policy that requires European transport fuel to include 10% sourced from biofuels is out of date, based on now-discredited information. Using biofuels for transport is likely to damage  people living in the South, where biofuel crops compete for land with food production, forcing up food prices and depriving people of access to land for farming.

Using biofuels in transport will also increase carbon emissions, not reduce them. The report says that it would be better for people and the environment to spend the money that would have been spent on biofuels, on improving public transport, making cars cleaner and making it easier and safer to cycle.