Food or fuel? EU changes game
In this issue:
The European Commission backtracks on biofuels
Yet another steep rise in food prices worldwide is prompting a rethink among politicians about the EU’s sustainability policies, and a sector that once enjoyed cult status among proponents of renewable energy is coming under increasing fire. Biofuels produced from crops that can also be used for food have begun to suffer a serious image problem. Now a leaked report from the European Commission discussing plans to cap biofuel production from food-based feedstocks by 2020 has the industry up in arms.