Biofuel worse for climate than fossil fuel - study
(Embargoed for release at 2301 GMT November 7)
* Analysis of EU biofuels shows negative climate impact
* Industry says new science is insufficiently robust
* EU Commission says will change policy if needed
By Pete Harrison
BRUSSELS, Nov 8 (Reuters) - European plans to promote biofuels will drive farmers to convert 69,000 square km of wild land into fields and plantations, depriving the poor of food and accelerating climate change, a report warned on Monday.
The impact equates to an area the size of the Republic of Ireland.
As a result, the extra biofuels that Europe will use over the next decade will generate between 81 and 167 percent more carbon dioxide than fossil fuels, says the report. Continued...