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UK Politicians love biofuels, that is the message from a couple of posts on Green Media. Kicking off with David Milliband (not a candidate for the Labour leadership) and linking through to Mark Lancaster, who is a Conservative.
Posted by Simon Robinson on May 16, 2007 12:38 PM
And they show their "love" in having laws and regulations that effectively prevent development of alternative (bio) fuels.
May 16, 2007 7:11 PM
May 16, 2007 19:11
It's interesting to see the UK government mentioning biofuels and forging associations with the UK biofuels industry. It's not hard to pinpoint the reasoning behind these moves. According to recent research there are two main driving forces behind support for the UK Biofuel industry - climate change and the security of energy supply.
However, the industry does face problems. Sources suggest that the main obstacle to overcome is achieving the targets of the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTO). If this obligation is not met then the diversity of fuel supply will remain unchanged in the UK.
These issues are address in "UK Biofuel Market", a market research report available from Report Buyer.
The Key issues covered in this report are:
- Market forces driving the industry & the challenges faced by it.
- Major players existing in UK Biofuel industry.
- What are the existing opportunities in UK Biofuel industry?
- Performance of UK biofuel industry in transportation and for electricity generation?
Report Buyer |
June 7, 2007 5:50 PM
June 7, 2007 17:50
I think the overriding factor in the present (and future) is having 'green' credentials - for politicians, and for biofuels themselves! Second generation biofuels are going to see the most investment given that they will meet the sustainability criteria much better and NOT compete with food crops. In effect they will represent a win-win situation both environmentally and from an investment point of view.
I've written a report, "The European Biofuels Challenge -Developments in European Union Policy and Industry Drivers" which is available as a free download at http://www.reportbuyer.com/go/RBY00011
Have a look and let me know what you think!
Urmila Doraswami |
August 11, 2008 10:39 AM
August 11, 2008 10:39
I'll certainly take a look at the report. If we drop the cynical view that politicians are simply in it for the power, then they should be espousing policies that are good for their electors and ideally the environment too. Anything which promotes ethical biofuels that are good for the environment should be welcomed, but so should conservation and more efficient use of energy.
I'll check out your report.
Simon Robinson |
August 18, 2008 10:46 AM
August 18, 2008 10:46
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