UNEP sustainability panel highlights dirty biofuels

The production and use of biodiesel from palm oil on deforested peatlands in tropical regions can generate up to 2,000% more greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels, according to a study published by a UN sustainability expert panel on Friday.

The study identifies the conditions under which biofuel production can lead to higher emissions, and highlights examples of dirty fuels. It depends on how they are produced, says the International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management.

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