The government’s pledge to increase the amount of biofuels that petrol stations must sell is not a sound environmental policy, a member of the Green Party has claimed. A Green councillor said his party opposed biofuels after Richard Bruton, the climate action minister, yesterday published a public consultation on “the level of renewable energy in road transport fuels”. Since the start of this year, 10 per cent of road transport fuel sold has had to be biofuel. This will increase to 11 per cent from January. Biofuels are defined as fuels derived from living matter. They can be produced from crops and waste, among other sources. The public consultation, which is part of the government’s climate action plan, seeks views for “how we can further increase ambition over the coming decade” on reducing fossil fuel use.
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