Government plan for bio fuel

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The government has launched a consultation on plans to make fuel include five per cent bio fuel.

From April 2008 fuel suppliers would have to ensure that a certain percentage of their sales are made up of bio fuels. And by 2010, the government wants five per cent of all the fuel sold to come from a renewable source.

It reckons this will save a million tonnes of carbon a year.

Transport minister Stephen Ladyman said the plan would play a key role in making road transport fuels greener.

“In carbon terms, it’s expected to be the equivalent of taking a million cars off the road by 2010.”

The consultation will finish on 17 May.

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