Friday, December 14, 2007

Are biofuels a sustainable solution to climate change?

The new US energy bill will see a big increase in corn-produced ethanol.

The motiivation for the White House behind this is reduced subsidies for US farmers. The knock-on effects will be high corn prices for food. Fertilisers and pesticides will be used. The soil will suffer.

This is discussed in a good article published today in Indonesia, home of the climate talks.

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