Renewable Wonder Fuel Not So Wonderful

The World Bank’s annual index shows global food prices have soared 36 per cent in 12 months, adding a further 44 million people to the 1.2 billion who live in extreme poverty. The greater proportion of your income you need to spend on food, the greater the impact of higher food prices. If you spend …

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‘Green Fuels’ Aren’t Green

via Small Dead Animals: The ETC Group, an international organization supporting sustainability and conservation, has just published its newest report, an 84-page document that presents a lengthy criticism of “the new bioeconomy.” In it, principal author Jim Thomas argues that using biofuels for energy and resources isn’t green — in fact, he says, it’s even …

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