Indonesian environment NGO fears biodiesel boost will increase deforestation

February 17, 2015 |

In Indonesia, the country’s Forum for Environment believes that the new policy boosting subsidies for biodiesel will increase deforestation as a result of increased demand for palm oil. The organization wants to see the funds from the subsidy instead go towards solar, wind and community-based environmental projects that have economic development impacts on communities rather than go to large businesses that produce biofuels.

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