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Biofuels Obligation Bill dropped

The government has dropped their Biofuels Obligation Bill. The most likely outcome of the Bill would have been extra food being burnt as fuel, driving tropical deforestation and increased greenhouse gas emissions.

Fuels obtained from organic material can be used to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions. However, they can also do the opposite, sometimes due to poorly thought-out policy interventions by politicians, and destroy natural carbon reservoirs like forests and peatlands.

Here, Jake Roos, from the Don’t Burn Our Future campaign, describes how government policy was changed with people power.  

Image: Greenpeace