Biofuels: EU Targets

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:12 pm on 20th July 2005.

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Photo of Lord Carter Lord Carter Labour 3:12 pm, 20th July 2005

My Lords, as my noble friend said, our report to the European Commission proudly announced a "realistic target" of 0.3 per cent of fuel sales by the end of 2005. Is he aware that that is one-seventh of the EU-indicated target of 2 per cent for 2005? How can the Government expect to be taken seriously on the climate change initiative when they are prepared to accept such a derisory target?