(Bentley) Bentley And The Future Of Biofuels
This paper aims to provide a balanced review of the key questions surrounding biofuels and how the strategy set out by Bentley relates to these.Bentley is reassured by the conclusions of the Gallagher report, issued by the UK government, stating that there is a future for a sustainable biofuel industry. This report supports the need for sustainability criteria for all biofuels to ensure that they are produced in an ethical and environmentally
sound manner.The report recognises that there are some instances of natural habitats being destroyed to make way for palm plantations, impacting valuable carbon sinks and local biodiversity. However, mounting scientific evidence suggests that, when produced correctly, biofuels have a minimal detrimental effect on natural habitats.