January 23, 2009

"Next Generation Biofuels": Bursting The New "Green" Bubble

Letter challenges unrealistic promises from an unsustainable industry
ETC Group. Jan. 15bio
United States--A diverse alliance of organizations published an open letter [1] today in the U.S. and internationally warning of the dangers of industrially produced biofuels (called agrofuels by critics). The letter explains why large-scale industrial production of transport fuels and other energy from plants such as corn, sugar cane, oilseeds, trees, grasses, or so-called agricultural and woodland waste threatens forests, biodiversity, food sovereignty, community-based land rights and will worsen climate change. With the new Obama Administration slated to take office Tuesday, the letter's originators warn that if Obama's "New Green Economy" runs on agrofuels it may trap the U.S. in a dangerous "Green Bubble" of unrealistic promises from an unsustainable industry.
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2 comments:

Isabelle said...

What do you think of this kind of "greening?" http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/small-business-entrepreneurs/2008/12/30/combine-your-green-and-hr-efforts.html
I was at a professional association meeting for human resources people last week and this idea was part of a one hour presentation on "Going Green" in the office. And remember ... they are serious!

anne said...

Ya, wow, There is a lot of desperate "you scratch my back" stuff going down.