Monday, March 11, 2013

EU Energy Ministers must stop pandering to an unsustainable biofuel industry that fuels hunger and climate change

In reaction to the orientations discussed today by Energy Ministers on changes to the European biofuels policy, Marc Olivier Herman, Oxfam’s EU Policy Advisor said:

"Again today we see far too many European Energy Ministers ignoring the evidence that biofuels are helping to drive up food prices and also creating the perfect conditions for more land and water grabs.

“Biofuels are worsening the problems of landlessness and hunger for millions of poor people. EU leaders must stop pandering to industry interests and instead lay out a plan to phase out the use of biofuels.

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