14 Jan '12, 11pm

#peakoil Why biofuels are not a good idea

If you have always been thinking that biofuels are not a good idea, this book by Mario Giampietro and Kozo Mayumi will tell you exactly why. The Biofuel Delusion The Fallacy of Large Scale Agro-Biofuels Production By Mario Giampietro and Kozo Mayumi with Forewords by Vaclav Smil and Jerome Ravetz Earthscan $79.95 Hardback August 2009 • 336 pages • 234 x 156mm • ISBN 9781844076819 Last year, I was engaged in a public debate on energy with a high level senior official of the Italian government - a "technocrat" if you like to use this term. When I expressed strong doubts about biofuels as a source of energy, his reaction was aggressive. He attacked me personally, hinting that I was on the payroll of the oil industry, since it is obvious that they don't like biofuels. He added that this fact was proven by the statements against biofuels issued by the Saudi ministry of petroleu...

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