Biofuels burnt to generate electricity on an industrial scale do more harm than good. They:
- contribute to climate change by emitting green-house gases
- damage ecosystems that are the life-support systems of the planet
- displace people from land that is used to grow the fuel
- are harmful to health.
BIOFUEL(S) is the generic term for fuels derived from growing or recently growing plants. It includes:
- solid fuels such as wood, straw, grasses, and waste which are generally known as BIOMASS
- liquid fuels, bio-oils, such as palm oil, and ethanol (a product of fermentation) which are generally called BIOFUELS.
This campaign is opposing the development at Avonmouth near Bristol of 2 planned power stations that propose to use both Biomass and Biofuels on a large scale.
For more specific information on why Big Biofuels are bad see the following pages on our site:
- Big Biomass
- Big Biofuels (includes 2 short films)
- Palm Oil – the dirty truth
- The Problem with Regulation