Agrofuels, which until only recently were regarded in some
quarters as a miracle solution to the planet’s energy problems,
have become the subject of controversy surrounding their effects
both on society and on the environment.
It seems that the over-development of agrofuels is not justified
from the point of view of environmental protection and that it would
actually have a negative impact on agriculture and the environment
in the broadest sense.
The report calls on governments to take the necessary measures
to balance food and fuel production, to phase out financial incentives
over a period of time, to step up research and development investment
concerning second-generation agrofuels and study the possibilities
offered by alternative energy sources.