Posts Tagged ‘renewable fuels’

Corn ethanol – still wrong

Posted September 19th, 2007 in Blog Comments Off on Corn ethanol – still wrong

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: The NY Times got it right today regarding ethanol, editorializing about its real costs “ to the environment and to the global food supply. It’s expensive to produce, they write, it distorts agricultural production, drives up the price of food across the globe leading to social unrest, damages […]

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Jatropha – fueling our cars with the hunger of others?

Posted September 10th, 2007 in Blog Comments Off on Jatropha – fueling our cars with the hunger of others?

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: We continue our cautionary tales regarding biofuels. While the Western world goes about looking for crops it can turn into fuels for our cars and trucks, questions continue about the impact the biofuels industry will have on the world’s ability to feed itself. Yesterday, the NY Times had […]

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Powering the future and saving the planet – two opposing approaches

Posted September 1st, 2007 in Blog 1 Comment

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: Skimming through the Washington Post today, I came upon two very different articles that say something very important about two very different ways to approach the coming crises — the crisis of global climate change and the fossil fuel energy crunch. Fossil fuels are the major sources of […]

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Corn ethanol: will it kill farming as we know it?

Posted August 11th, 2007 in Blog Comments Off on Corn ethanol: will it kill farming as we know it?

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: Switching for a moment from water to corn. The NY Times preached about corn yesterday, and their editorial folks posed the question — will the US corn ethanol boom “finally kill American farming as we know it”? Yes, it’s true. The turn towards corn for fuel for our […]

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