PARIS – Biofuels have not caught the French public’s fancy, and environmentalists are beginning to turn against the idea. One year after the government heavily publicized its program, only 175 service stations offer E85 instead of the 500 proposed, and sales of flex-fuel cars are expected to number just 3,000 this year. Ironically, the steady increase in the number of ethanol service stations stalled in October when France held an environmental summit. “Certain ecologists see a bigger ...

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