Europe's environment chief has admitted that the EU did not foresee the problems raised by its policy to get 10% of Europe's road fuels from plants.
Recent reports have warned of rising food prices and rainforest destruction from increased biofuel production.
The EU has promised new guidelines to ensure that its target is not damaging.
EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said it would be better to miss the target than achieve it by harming the poor or damaging the environment.
Oh, right; so they aren't actually going to abandon the target, they are just going to get themselves off the hook when the targets aren't met. If the targets aren't met, the Commission can say that they thought that it wasn't such a good idea anyway.
If the target is met but causes even more massive food price rises and general environmental and social destruction, the EU can simply deny any liability. I think that called "hedging your bets", isn't it?
He said the EU would introduce a certification scheme for biofuels and promised a clampdown on biodiesel from palm oil which is leading to forest destruction in Indonesia.
Some analysts doubt that "sustainable" palm oil exists because any palm oil used for fuel simply swells the demand for the product oil on the global market which is mainly governed by food firms.
Brilliant! So, instead of abandoning the damn targets, they are simply going to add yet another layer of bureaucracy. These people are utter fuckwits, they really are.
And EU Referendum leaps in with another thought on this matter.
This is the classic response from these morons. Having introduced a policy that is utterly mad, they are incapable of reversing course. Instead, they simply pile another layer of bureaucracy on top of their original madness and, in the broader scheme of things, will make matters ever worse.
But the real madness is that Gordon Brown and his merry men want to give these incompetent, fatuous, dim-witted, short-sighted, inept, anally dysfunctional and utterly useless morons even more powers via the Lisbon treaty. Just what does it take for him to realise that, when it comes to incompetent government, the EU outstrips the performance of even his dire administration?
Quite. Still, you can see why Gordo wants Britain to be closely involved with the EU: it makes his fuck-ups look almost harmless in comparison.
Politicians: hang them all.