10 Oct '11, 1am

EU's biofuel push based on 'flawed' science ~ ~ #Eco #green #biofuels #sustainability #conservation #science

EU's biofuel push based on 'flawed' science ~ ~ #Eco #green #biofuels #sustainability #conservation #science

A letter to the European Commission: International Scientists and Economists Statement on Biofuels and Land Use As scientists and economists involved in the field of climate, energy, and land use, we are writing to you to recommend that policies recognize and account for indirect land use change as a part of the lifecycle analyses of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from biofuels. This will encourage development of sustainable, low-carbon fuels that avoid conflict with food production and minimize harmful environmental impacts. Our comments are relevant to your deliberations on indirect land use change emissions in the context of the Renewable Energy and Fuel Quality Directives. For policies like these to successfully reduce GHG emissions, it is critical to include all major sources of emissions, including those associated with changes in land use. Peer-reviewed research ove...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1009-eu_biofuels.html

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