There’s a useful exchange in Hansard, the UK’s parliamentary record this week on biofuels. In a written answer. Ian Pearson (MP for Dudley South and the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) says that to meet the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation using existing technology we’d need to plant between 1 and 1.5bn ha (405m to 608m acres) of crops compared to 209,000ha in 2005.
In other news, the Department had a sofa worth £350 (approximately) stolen in 2006.
Hattip to Biofuelwatch