Biofuels push 260m people in to hunger, ActionAid

The charity Action Aid estimates that 260m people have been driven into fuel poverty by biofuels in a story reported in today’s Guardian Unlimited.

Dr Claire Melamed, ActionAid’s head of trade policy says.

“The world needs to start again and plan properly. If biofuels areto play a part in a renewable energy strategy we must ensure that theybenefit the environment and that poor farmers and consumers are notharmed by their use.”

Melmand was talking in an Action Aid publication, Biofuels in the firing line. This is strong stuff from people who professionally worry about the poor. Perhaps we should look at the amount of biofuel growth we’ve got planned over the next couple of years.

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