Tuesday, February 12, 2008

No, more is not better

Two interesting - and alarming - New York Times articles cited here. How long is it going to take us to realize that there IS no fuel that's going to solve global warming? The only way to even approach energy independence or to have a hope of halting global warming, is not to use so much. US corporations are beginning to figure this out. Amory Lovins figured it out a long time ago. But as long as governments see a continuing and increasing supply of fuel as essential for economic growth, we're not going to get anywhere.

No Impact Man: Biofuels far from a silver bullet: "biofuels produced from plant matter such as corn and soybeans have been touted as the great hope for replacing petroleum to fuel cars and heat buildings. But though policy makers have rushed to the technology, it's turning out that the costs may far outweigh the benefits"

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