UK thinktank: “The Trouble with Biofuels: Costs and Consequences of Expanding Biofuel Use in the United Kingdom”
(1) Agricultural biofuel use increases the level and volatility of food prices, with
detrimental impacts on the food security of low-income food-importing countries.
(2) Agricultural biofuel use also indirectly drives expansion of agriculture into areas
of high carbon stock such as rainforest or peatland, resulting in indirect land-use
change, the emissions from which may outweigh any greenhouse gas savings the
biofuels are able to offer.
(3) Biofuels are not a cost-effective means to reduce emissions from road transport,%20Environment%20and%20Development/0413pp_biofuels.pdf

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