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Old 07-08-2008, 07:00 AM
 
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Britain becomes the first Western Nation to curb it's production of Biofuels as it is blaming them for higher food costs and Rain Forest destruction. They are going against the EU on this.

Britain Finally Sees the Light, Admits Biofuels Are Bad News | Popular Science
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Virginia (soon Ellsworth)
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it is not Biofuels is bad, but what we use to make them, it should not came from corns or any plants currently use to grow for human or animals feed.
brazil doing fine with sugar cane to fuel, yes price of sugar may be more expensive, to me sugar is luxuly item, it does not effect human food chain that much.


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Britain becomes the first Western Nation to curb it's production of Biofuels as it is blaming them for higher food costs and Rain Forest destruction. They are going against the EU on this.

Britain Finally Sees the Light, Admits Biofuels Are Bad News | Popular Science
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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When we start making auto fuel out of cellulose all the forests of the world will disappear out the tailpipes.
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Old 07-11-2008, 01:58 AM
 
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it is not Biofuels is bad, but what we use to make them, it should not came from corns or any plants currently use to grow for human or animals feed.
brazil doing fine with sugar cane to fuel, yes price of sugar may be more expensive, to me sugar is luxuly item, it does not effect human food chain that much.
Moderator cut: edit it's not the plants it's the land they use! it makes me sad to see what we are doing to the world so people can drive yukons and fly around without conscience!

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Old 07-11-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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When we start making auto fuel out of cellulose all the forests of the world will disappear out the tailpipes.
It happened in New England in the 1800s. Wood was in high demand for lumber and fuel for the early steam engines, and most farmers cleared their land completely. That led to faster water runoff after storms, and so on. The forests grew back as soon as the pressure on them was relieved.

Biofuels are bad for Britain because they place a little control back into the hands of the individual. Remember this was the country where the nobility owned the land and the citizens could only glean the windfall.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:35 PM
 
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Britain becomes the first Western Nation to curb it's production of Biofuels as it is blaming them for higher food costs and Rain Forest destruction. They are going against the EU on this.

Britain Finally Sees the Light, Admits Biofuels Are Bad News | Popular Science
I noticed this came from the CNN report. Here in Sweden I watched a CNN Europe News Special Report on the Bio-Fuels of Palm Oil in particular and the Mega Industrial EU countries like Germany using it to generate clean Electricity. The problem is that they are destroying Indonesian & Malaysian Rainforests to create more and more Palm Oil plantations. It exposed staistics as an example 5000 Orangatangs a year are killed by deforestation and plantation owners who kill the Orangatangs because they like to eat young Palm Oil trees.

The other problem is that in the process, this pursuit and destruction have been one of the major causes of huge Carbon releases which have made the 'Global Warming' phenomena excelerate. The CNN people could'nt get any kind of interviews with the governments involved or the plantation owners or the companies at the end use to give any kind of comment. In fact the response was the typical, "No Comment" or "You'll have to speak to our Lawyers" What a sham!

To be fair , it's every single industrial country who is at fault in this. This also includes the United States and Canada.
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