"There is a Huge Difference in Biofuels but Policies Just do not Make this Distinction"
14 Sep, 2007 02:46 pm
In a report on the impact of biofuels released Tuesday, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said biofuels may "offer a cure that is worse than the disease they seek to heal." Richard Doornbosch, co-author of the report, answers Scitizen's questions.
The report assesses that some biofuels are not effective at reducing greenhouse gases...
You are also very critical towards current government policies...
What policy do you advocate?
In response to this report, an EU Commission spokesman said that "Biofuels do produce less CO2 than fossil fuels, there is no doubt about that. I am confident that our biofuel policy is definitely positive for the environment." What is your reaction?
Richard Doornbosch is Principal Advisor Round Table on Sustainable Developement, OECD
Interview by Clementine Fullias
Richard Doornbosch and Ronald Steenblik, Biofuels: Is the Cure Worse than the Disease?, September 2007