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Biofuels: UK strategy

Transport Minister Andrew Adonis has set out plans to take a more cautious approach to biofuels, as part of the Government’s response to concerns about the indirect environmental and social impacts of producing them.
Transport Minister Andrew Adonis has set out plans to take a more cautious approach to biofuels, as part of the Government’s response to concerns about the indirect environmental and social impacts of producing them. He published a consultation document taking forward key findings from the Gallagher Review, including the proposal that the rate of increase of the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) be slowed to reach 5% in 2013-14 rather than in 2010-11. At the same time he dedicated a further approximately £6 million to research being conducted by the Carbon Trust to accelerate the development of advanced sustainable biofuels technologies.
 

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