A coalition of UK companies and campaign groups, including Saab and Friends of the Earth, backed by the Transport and General Workers Union, today launched a campaign urging the Government to encourage the greater use of biofuels and to give a boost to the fledging British environmental industry.This seems a fitting example of yet another coalition of business, environmentalists and labor working together to support environmental progress. Where's that Jeremy Carl guy...?
The group is keen to get government backing for UK technology which is capable of manufacturing bioethanol, a green fuel that produces at least 50 per cent fewer carbon emissions than petrol.
Nearly a quarter of all UK carbon emissions come from road transport. If bioethanol replaced 5 per cent of petrol in the UK, it would amount to the equivalent carbon saving of taking one million cars off the road.
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