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Renewable Energy: Transport

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice he has received from his Departmental chief scientific adviser on the review of the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation. (199704)

DEFRA’s chief scientific adviser provides advice to Ministers on all aspects of biofuels policy and wider climate change strategy.

The Review of the Indirect Impacts of Biofuels was commissioned by the Department for Transport, and will be led by the Renewable Fuels Agency, under Professor Ed Gallagher. The Gallagher Review is critical to assessing the social and environmental sustainability of biofuels, and DEFRA’s chief scientific adviser, along with other Government chief scientific advisers, will peer review the findings of the review prior to its publication.