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IRU Position on biofuels - 2008

In 2008, several voices, including those of the UN Secretary General and the European Environmental Agency, started expressing doubts on the validity of biofuels as they play a major role in food price increases. Supporting that idea, the IRU warns that first generation biofuels are actually responsible for more CO2 emission and environmental damage than fossil fuel, and similarly, second generation biofuels are still not an economically viable alternative. In this position paper, the IRU puts forward detailed arguments and dispels a few myths concerning biofuels. It stresses how much road transport is and will remain dependent on oil, without any economically and environmentally viable alternative in sight.

Published on: 29/04/2008 - 08:25
Author: IRU
Type of document: Policy documents
Category: Economy/Trade facilitation, Efficiency/Environment, Energy, Sustainability
Region: Global
Size: 3 pages