UK MP Ian Swales backs Ensus plant against Labour party

October 21, 2013 |

In the UK, Member of Parliament Ian Swales broke ranks with the Labour party to protect Ensus’s £250 wheat-based biofuel plant which opened in February of 2010. Recently, nearby residents have resumed complaining because of the plant’s foul emissions, which led to shut-downs after poor harvests, rising energy costs, and cheap foreign competition. The European Parliament recently proposed a cut in the amount of crops used to produce biofuels. Responded Swales: “There is a widespread ignorance regarding the sustainability of the bioethanol made in my constituency which is unfortunately shared among many Labour MPs.”

 

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