--G*/sin[delta] > 2.20 kPa for the RTFO
Claire Wenner, head of renewable transport fuels at the Renewable Energy Agency, said: "When the RTFO
was introduced last April there was a lot of concern about whether biofuels might do more harm than good.
Friends of the Earth claimed that rather than reducing climate change emissions, the RTFO
could be producing the equivalent emissions to putting an extra half a million cars on the road.
Under the renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO
), 5% of all fuel sold on UK forecourts must come from a renewable source by 2010, but the Gallagher report may now cause the government to lower this target.
Regardless of reports linking biofuels to human rights abuses, climate change, slave labour and rising global food prices, the government has pushed forward with its Renewable Transport fuel Obligation (RTFO
) which means that all the petrol we buy contains 2.5 per cent biofuels.
The Government's Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO
) means all petrol that is sold in the UK from today will have to include at least 2.5%biofuels made from crops.
The introduction of the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO
) on Tuesday will mean that all petrol sold in the UK will have to include at least 2.5% biofuels, rising to 5% by 2010.
Initiatives exist, however: a round table on sustainable biofuels, the RTFO
Sustainable Biofuel Meta-Standard in the United Kingdom and the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).