New Report Critical of Biofuels

Science Magazine reports that the German National Academy of Sciences has issued a negative report on biofuels, suggesting they are not sustainable. The report, drafted by a panel of more than 20 experts from various disciplines ultimately concludes that “biofuels use more land area, generate more greenhouse gas emissions, and have a greater impact on the environment than other alternative energy sources such as photovoltaic solar energy, solar thermal energy, or wind power.” In addition, biofuels and food crops compete for land.

The report can be accessed here. The summary by Science Magazine can be found here.

3 August 2012

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