Biofuels just another politically-expedient attempt to look green
Lynas takes a global view of biofuels. Writing from the UK (I think), he points out that the European Union is going to import a lot of it's biodiesel stock from places like Borneo, where huge swaths of forest are cut down to grow the palm trees for palm oil. What's the point of making cars emit less CO2 if you've cut down thousands of CO2-recycling trees to do it? It's a fair question, one I don't have a good answer to. Lynas also gets into the effect big oil companies and genetically modified plants are having on the biofuel market. Recommended.
[Source: New Statesman]
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