Oh No: ”… crop-based biodiesel has a worse carbon footprint than normal diesel. “
09/11/2012 8 Comments
Reuters has this Exclusive: EU to limit use of crop-based biofuels – draft law
The European Union will impose a limit on the use of crop-based biofuels over fears they are less climate-friendly than initially thought and compete with food production, draft EU legislation seen by Reuters showed.
Jo Nova writes:
Call me a cynic, but I would think the state of the EU basket-case-economy could be forcing some people to do sensible things, though I’m heartened to see that at least they say they doing it because of the science. Someone has noticed that protecting ugly black coal deposits deep underground means sacrificing juicy verdant forests on the surface.
Now the question is when will the US and CA leaders come to there senses and discover that burning our food does not reduce CO2 and it results in higher food prices and more hardship for poor countries that depend on US corn to feed their growing populations. When will our own basket-case- economy force some rational scientific thinking in Washington and we start exploiting the US’s huge gas, oil and coal reserves. California followed the EU into the green swamp, now it is time to follow them out of that swamp and into a fossil fueled powered future.
H/T to Dixon for this tip!