Tagged: biofuel environment

Climate, Rainforest and Other Environmental Impacts of Corn Ethanol Gaining Prominence 0

Climate, Rainforest and Other Environmental Impacts of Corn Ethanol Gaining Prominence

Over a year ago, the U.S. Congress passed a law requiring massive increases in the production of ethanol and other biofuels. The Renewable Fuel Standard [search], passed as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007,...

Merits of Ethanol Biofuel Production Studied 4

Merits of Ethanol Biofuel Production Studied

I have long been a biofuel skeptic largely on the basis of concerns regarding whether their production used more energy than it produced. There are also valid concerns regarding whether food production (and prices) would be adversely impacted...

Biofuels a Humanitarian and Environmental Disaster 0

Biofuels a Humanitarian and Environmental Disaster

Finally, some critical thought regarding the environmental and ethical dimensions of promoting biofuels. George Monbiot is right on the mark when he states “the adoption of biofuels would be a humanitarian and environmental disaster”. Agriculture has been a...