Gallagher Review calls for biofuels use to decrease

By | August 04, 2008
In July, the U.K. Renewable Fuels Agency released a report, titled "The Gallagher Review of the Indirect Effects of Biofuels Production," which examined the indirect effects of biofuels on greenhouse gas emissions, land-use change and food prices. Among other points, it concluded that the introduction of biofuels should be slowed until effective controls are in place to prevent land-use change and higher food prices. It acknowledged that there is a future for a sustainable biofuels industry, but creating the right policy framework is challenging and will take time. The report can be viewed at www.renewablefuelsagency.org/reportsandpublications/reviewoftheindirecteffectsofbiofuels.cfm.