Sunday, February 28, 2010

Study: Fossil fuels better for environment than green fuels

The Times of London got their hands on a study that shows the use of fossil fuels, you know, coal, natural gas, and oil, are better for the environment than so-called green fuels.

The pillars of the environmental church are being knocked down...first global warming, now biofuels.

The findings show that the Department for Transport's target for raising the level of biofuel in all fuel sold in Britain will result in millions of acres of forest being logged or burnt down and converted to plantations. The study, likely to force a review of the target, concludes that some of the most commonly-used biofuel crops fail to meet the minimum sustainability standard set by the European Commission.

Under the standard, each litre of biofuel should reduce emissions by at least 35 per cent compared with burning a litre of fossil fuel. Yet the study shows that palm oil increases emissions by 31 per cent because of the carbon released when forest and grassland is turned into plantations. Rape seed and soy also fail to meet the standard.

Meanwhile, with Flat Earth Society certainty, Al Gore continues to sound the alarm about so-called man-man global warming, calling for a cap and trade scheme to limit carbon emissions, among other things.

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1 comment:

Crazy Politico said...

Biofuels like ethanol and soy diesel have always been more carbon intensive. The farming that goes into producing the product, then transporting before it's finally turned into a fuel. All of those are fuel intensive.