Environmental Audit Committee

Wednesday 16 January 2008


Environmental Audit Committee's First Report of Session 2007-08:

Are biofuels sustainable?

Are biofuels sustainable? will be published as the Environmental Audit Committee's First Report of Session 2007-08, HC 76, at 00.01am on Monday 21 January 2008.

Copies of the Report will be posted to all those who gave written or oral evidence to the Committee's original inquiry.

Embargoed PDF copies of the Report will be available from 11am on Friday 18 January 2008. If you require an embargoed PDF copy, please email the Committee at eacom@parliament.uk before 4pm on Thursday 17 January 2008.

Once the Report has been published, copies can be obtained from TSO outlets and from the Parliamentary Bookshop, 12 Bridge Street, Parliament Square, London SW1A 2JX (020 7219 3890) by quoting House of Commons No. 76.

The text of the Report will be available on the Committee's Internet homepage from 12.00pm approximately, on Monday 21 January 2008: www.parliament.uk/eacom

Contact details

Press enquiries:

Laura Kibby 020 7219 0718

Other enquiries:

Gordon Clarke 020 7219 0248

Notes for Editors

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has announced an inquiry into biofuels and the role that they might play in addressing the key issues of fuel security and climate change on 25 July 2007. This inquiry followed the recent publication of the United Nations report Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers, which stressed the need for the development of a biofuel strategy to minimise the potential for negative environmental and social impacts.

Details of all the Committee's press releases together with its Reports, oral evidence and other publications, are available on the Committee's website at: www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/environmental_audit_committee.cfm

The Environmental Audit Committee

Under the terms of the Standing Order No. 152A the Environmental Audit Committee is to consider to what extent the policies and programmes of government departments and non-departmental public bodies contribute to environmental protection and sustainable development: to audit their performance against such targets as may be set for them by her Majesty's Ministers; and to report thereon to the House. The Committee was set up on 13 July 2005.