… some really bad news for biofuels

An ‘unlikely alliance’ has formed, according to the Ecologist, between Friends of the Earth and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), which stated (in a leaked document) that

not only could the impact of biofuels be even worse than that of petrol and diesel, but that natural resources such as wetlands and pasture will be lost and food prices will rise for the next ten years.

The OECD recommend that governments phase out their current support for biofuels, and that more attention should be focussed on energy efficiency.

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2 Responses to “… some really bad news for biofuels”

  1. allsinglesmeet Says:

    OMG… what really is the answer and who is telling us the truth? I do know that we have to find some alternative whether it is hydro, electric or other fuel sources. We cannot stay dependent on oil much longer.

  2. Marion Says:

    Maybe it’s time to join the Itaian’s in their Pasta strike. According to todays The Times, ‘Italians are being urged to forgo spaghetti, tagliatelle and ravioli today to protest against rising prices.

    The one-day “pasta strike” has been called by the main Italian consumer groups, which blame the increasing use of durum wheat for biofuels for price increases of up to 20 per cent. The groups are trying to persuade Italians to boycott pasta and bread in the shops and order something other than pasta in restaurants and trattorias.’

    I think I should join them – after all, it’s for the planet and my (as yet unborne) children … – but don’t ask me to give up gelati!

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