Friday, February 15, 2008

Latest correspondence with Tesco, and a challenge

Dear Mr. Anderson,

Further to your email reply below, where you said that you would look into the points raised, I still have had no further response.

I am a college lecturer and many of my students are concerned about the deforestation that they read about in the press. If you are genuinely convinced that your biofuel is so environmentally beneficial, perhaps you would like to come to our college and present your case to our students in an open debate.

Our college has a record that we are proud of in engaging our students on critical issues such as global warming and a debate of this nature would fit well with our ethos.

Kevin

Kevin Lister wrote:
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 21:54:26 +0000 (GMT)From: Kevin Lister Subject:

Re: Tesco, re biofuel - attn: Gary Anderson To: Tesco Customer Service customer.service@tesco.co.uk

Dear Mr. Anderson,

Thank you for the update, we look forward to your reply and any interim updates that you have in the process.

Kevin

Tesco Customer Service wrote:

Dear Mr Lister

Thank you for your further email.

I am currently looking into the points you have raised, and as soon as I have investigated this matter fully I will contact you again.

Thank you for your patience in awaiting my response.

Kind Regards
Gary Anderson
Customer Service Executive

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What evidence do you have to support your presentation?

Kev's Climate Column said...

Dear Anonymous,

You seem to be asking the wrong person. It is not me that it advocating biofuels, it is Tesco. It is up to them to prove to you that what they are proposing is based on sound science.

As you can see from the corresondence with them on my blog, they are not able to answer a single question that I have asked them.

If you still want evidence, read virtually any newspaper report on biofuels, or check you shopping bill when you get home.

Anonymous said...

You don't understand what I'm asking, I'm interested to know what sources you based your presentation on?

Kev's Climate Column said...

I understand exactly what you are asking - however, it is still up to Tesco to prove that what they are doing is sustainable.

If a company bring out any product they have an onus to ensure health, safety and environemental aspects are covered. Tescos are clearly failing in this regard.

Anyway, to demonstate that I am not making things up, source that I have used include:

United Nations, see latest from CNN: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/05/08/tech/main2774983.shtml

United State Department of Agriculture
http://www.ers.usda.gov/StateFacts/US.htm

Energy information Administration
http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/pet_cons_psup_dc_nus_mbblpd_a.htm

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/data/1151861/DC1/1

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/31/business/worldbusiness/31biofuel.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/

IPCC reports, see http://www.ipcc.ch/

http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/July05/ethanol.toocostly.ssl.html

these are just some reports and data sources - the list goes on and on.