Remember Dear Leader touting biofuels as the saviour for the planet? Well, it seems the government is having second thoughts. As reported many times before, biofuels are bad for the planet. They are driving up food prices as farmers choose not to grow food, and they lead to habitat being destroyed to grow the new biofuel crops. They also emit as much carbon dioxide as traditionally made petroleums. The Herald reports the latest developments here, while Whale Oil goes into great length debunking the green support for them. AND IN OTHER GREEN NEWS, Labour rejects claims its energy policies will cause fuel prices to rise 50% as reported yesterday. Instead, the Greens talk of a maximum 15%. Now, that makes us all feel better, doesn't it?