September 26, 2011

Questioning Europe's Math on Biofuels

James Kanter, New York Times


Much of the appeal of generating energy from plants was that they emit only as much carbon when burned in cars and power plants as they absorb while growing. Lately, that appeal seems to be going up in smoke. . .

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TAGGED: bioenergy, Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency, European Union, carbon emissions, alternative energy, bioefuels, New York Times


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