German press review: Government to blame for biofuel crisis
Source : dw-world.de
Car drivers are refusing to use a new fuel which is made of 10% organic petroleum, causing a run on traditional fuels. Deliveries of the new Super E10 fuel to gas stations have been halted because almost no German drivers are willing to use it. Germany's Economics Ministry has called an emergency summit to try to deal with the boycott and the German press say the government is to blame for the confusion. Popular daily tabloid Bild Zeitung is firmly on the side of car drivers, and writes that it understands why the public has concerns about the high alcohol content of the fuel and the effect this could have on a car's engine. The newspaper critiques the government's decision to hold an emergency "fuel summit" instead of delivering clear decisions. Bild's advice: "Give up on this organic soup and just start from scratch."
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4 March 2011 |
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