Name the greenest of all the fuels by which cars are currently driven. Guessed a few? But, HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) definition of them will entirely change the interpretation of “bio-fuels” to exclude the greenest of all the fuels by which cars are currently driven. They have been sending out letters telling people producing straight vegetable oils like cold-pressed rapeseed oil – which can be used in engines if preheated – that they are not of bio-fuel quality, and that producers must therefore pay the full, far higher duty price. The result is that the greenest fuel is now more expensive than the dirtiest petro-diesel. A small industry is also going under. Eco Soundings reported this year that 170 small businesses would have to be moved and the playing fields of Hackney marshes concreted over, at a cost of about £30m, to make way for 10,000 cars and coaches carrying the guests of McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, McDonald Coca-Cola, Nike and other probable Olympic sponsors to their 17 days of fun and games.
Via: The Guardian