The Ed Gallagher, chair of the UK’s Renewable Fuels Agency says that sustainable biofuels are possible but:
We cannot afford to abandon biofuels as part of a low carbon transport future. Equally, we cannot continue producing biofuels which are ultimately more environmentally damaging than the fossil fuels they seek to replace.
This is a whale of a report, and too big for one person to get hold of in an hour or two’s reading. Have a look at the Report of the Gallagher review yourself and make your mind up. I’ll be examining three areas over the next couple of days:
Commodity prices, food security and economic impacts; Advanced technology; and the direction of policy. Perhaps we could talk about it a little later.