Friday, February 08, 2008

Biofuels not "green"

The New York Times reports on scientific studies that show that biofuels are not the vaunted "green" fuel many believed it to be. The findings makes sense. Insatiable demand for fuel will necessarily lead to the destruction of natural habitats when the fuel comes from plants.

UPDATE: concernedctparent called my attention to this great article in National Geographic on the subject.

4 comments:

concernedCTparent said...

This was the cover story of the October 2007 issue of National Geographic.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/2007-10/biofuels/biofuels.html

It makes a world of sense.

John Dewey said...

Then somebody ought to tell Congress that since they just passed a law requiring 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel (read ethanol) to be in gasoline by 2022.

Instructivist said...

Concerned,

Great article. Thanks for the reference.

concernedCTparent said...

We look forward to our National Geographic magazine each month. I get to read it once my 10 year old relinquishes it. That issue was the topic of conversation at the dinner table for a couple of days at our house.

When I read your post, it immediately came to mind.