Chair of European Parliament's agricultural committee discusses biofuels with Wikinews
Thursday, April 17, 2008
European Parliament and the chair of the Agricultural committee of the European Parliament, was recently interviewed by Wikinews on the subject of biofuels and renewable transport. The interview was held after a workshop was held in the European Parliament on the subject of ., a Member of the
"I believe that the mixing of biofuels with mineral oils can provide us with significantly cleaner fuel," said Mr. Parish.
In a press release by the European Parliament about the workshop, the legislative body stated some possible disadvantages to biofuels:
In the interview Parish also said that encouraging public transport was an important method of combating climate change. Below is the relevant quote:
Mr. Parish also mentioned road pricing in the interview.
|On a national level, the British government could look at a road pricing system which could replace the current vehicle tax regime, with revenue being placed back into public transport systems.|
Biofuels are often used because they provide a way of limiting the emissions of carbon dioxide. Many people do, however, note that rainforest are destroyed to make space for the production of biofuels.
- Press Release: "Workshop on biofuels - eco saviours or destroyers?" — , April 4, 2008