More Bad Consequences of Biofuels

By | July 21, 2008

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In his misguided attempt to enlist Christianity to help promote the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s anti-CO2 campaign, which is described in the September 2007 issue of Physics Today, England’s Sir John Houghton claims we need "very large growth in renewable energy sources," among which he lists biomass in second place after solar. Already, however, it has been made abundantly clear that this "moral imperative" of his is not only not helpful, it is hurtful, as food prices around the world have soared in response to crops such as corn and sugar cane being sold for fuel — as in ethanol — instead of food.