The evidence that Bio-fuels are neither a magic bullet solution to climate change or a sustainable energy alternative is already proven. That it is an environmental and human rights disaster is already clear.
Yet on 15th April, the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) will be introduced across the UK. From that day, all forecourts will have to sell petrol and diesel with a 2.5% minimum blend of biofuels unless they choose to opt out at a penalty cost of 15 pence per litre.
The government has accepted that there is a problem and has ordered a study but rather than postpone its move to make Bio-fuels compulsory they are pressing ahead with the deeply flawed logic of turning food into fuel and rainforest into green deserts of bio crop.
Every day indigenous people are being forced from their homelands to make way for plantations, often by violent means.
From next month we will be forced to be complicit in the destruction of the rainforest and it’s teeming diversity because this government cannot accept it got it wrong.