Skip to comments.Time to kill crop-derived biofuels
Posted on 03/29/2008 3:33:03 AM PDT by stickman20089
Yet another prominent scientist has joined the chorus against crop-derived biofuels, as Lewis Page reports.
Dr Richard Pike, chief of the Royal Society of Chemistry, has said that biofuels are a "dead end" and "extremely inefficient", and that the government was wrong to impose a requirement for 5 per cent biofuel content in motor fuel by 2010.
Dr Pike points out that "the 80 tonnes of kerosene used for a one-way commercial flight to New York is equivalent to the annual biofuel yield from an area of approximately 30 football pitches." At this rate it would take the whole of Britain's farmland just to run Heathrow.
It really is time to stop this nonsense. To produce these crops people are farming intensively, using more fertilizers and pesticides. In poorer countries people are cutting down virgin rainforest to plant biofuel crops. Poor people are finding corn and wheat priced out of their market, and the tanks of 4x4s are taking the food from the plates of poor families.
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Did you forget your sarcasm tag?
The USDA was notified yesterday that US exporters are set to ship nearly 400,000 metric tons of corn to foreign buyers, so obviously no one is worried about the price of our food here.
Argentina is suspending the export of their wheat, and other countries are banning grain exports, but the good old USA is shipping our grain out even when the crop forecasts for this year point to shortages here. Free traitors don’t care about your food bill.
Sounds like foreign farmers are getting their jobs outsourced.
Why would Mr. Boucher need a sarcasm tag?
In centuries past, it was common to deny food, water and medical relief to your enemies. Why would this be any different? The oil cartel is our enemy, make our enemy suffer. I don’t believe in sending humanitarian help of any kind to people who hate us.
only lib/dem tree huggers prefer to put foodstuffs into energy supplies instead of drilling for the massive oil reserves lying under the US!!!!
eventually the US will be the consumate turd world nation...not enough fuel...not enough food....but plenty of turd world illegal invaders that are in the process of destroying the social/economic fabric of the US in the name of diversity, etc.!!!!
Our enemy? The leading foreign exporters of oil to the United States are Canada and Mexico. And of course STILL a large percentage of oil is produced domestically. All oil and oil producers are NOT the enemy. That attitude will ruin us, we should be encouraging the oil industry to increase oil production and rifing capabilities. Not villifying them.
> Our enemy? The leading foreign exporters of oil to the United States are Canada and Mexico. And of course STILL a large percentage of oil is produced domestically. All oil and oil producers are NOT the enemy. That attitude will ruin us, we should be encouraging the oil industry to increase oil production and rifing capabilities. Not villifying them.
Canada is OK, but Mexico is our enemy. They would and do screw us over every chance they get.
And, in the pipeline are newer technologies that will replace grain based ethanol in the next 5 years.
Where will these new ethanol plants be located?
The oil cartel is an enemy who has us by the family jewels, thanks to our refusal to drill for oil and build nukes in this country.
We cut off their food & medicine (which most of their people never see anyway) and a few more people die, but nothing really changes.
They cut off our oil supply and trigger an economic collapse in this country.
The proper way to be detrimental to oil producing nations that are our enemies would be to INCREASE domestic oil production, not villifying the whole industry and ruining the American economy.
I would like to know these scientists agendas. Are they simply environmentalists who want to shut down all human activity?
No, these scientists are getting paid to forsake their country.
Oh, negate that last comment! These scientists are practical scientists who are speaking out against the divorce of common sense..
I was thinking of scientists receiving grants to study the affect of “man-made climate change.
“I would like to know these scientists agendas. Are they simply environmentalists who want to shut down all human activity?”
The short answer is: They are de facto Gramscian communists. Therefore, they wish to shut down all capitalist countries, especially America.
NOT GOING TO HAPPEN
Too much $$$$$ involved and too much power and influence from the albeit small farmer/ethanol lobby.
We could have been okay, except W (who could have vetoed, much less supported this madness) has gone off the deep end and gravitated over to the "dark side."
Sarc...I just wanted to rant before the coffee kicks in. lols.
“These folks bashing on BioFuels based on the current moment are just stupid.”
Some folks are so stupid, they don’t know how stupid they are.
Sure, if this whole thing really is about alternatives to oil...which it's not.