MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Following rising concerns (including in a recent UN report) about the impact of biofuels on rainforests, climate change, biodiversity, food prices and food security, will you support a freeze on crop-based biofuels in TfL vehicles until a sustainable source can be identified?


Answer for Biofuels

Answer for Biofuels

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I share your concerns with some of the reports about some biofuels.

TfL must ensure that any ethanol purchased for its fleets comes from sustainable supplies, and has therefore urged the DfT to mandate that any fuels supplied through the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation from spring 2008 only come from sustainable sources.

My office, along with TfL, is continuing to develop our policy on biofuels.