Scratch biofuels from the solutions to Global Warming column. It appears that biofuels are not as friendly as they sound. The New York Times quotes a series of recent studies from the journal Science that say, “Almost all biofuels used today cause more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fuels if the full emissions costs of producing these “green” fuels are taken into account.”
Part of the reason is that people are clearing land for these “biofuel” crops and as The Telegraph shows us with the ominous photo from AFP, that economic development and the rush for cash crops sit at odds with what’s best for the Planet. No surprise there, but someone needs to tell Hillary: Hillary Clinton’s Plan to Increase Biofuels Production and Create Clean Energy Jobs.