As we blogged yesterday some environmentalists are questioning the ecological impact of biofuels. Now it seems they are also questioning the latest "alternative energy" source in Spain: Olive pips.
Tomorrow the EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will present the "eagerly-awaited" Green Paper on Energy Policy, where he will outline a common European response to issues such as energy security and climate change.
Once again Britain’s credentials as a leader in the fight against climate change are being undermined. Tomorrow, one of the country’s leading scientific research organizations – the Natural Environment Research Council (Nerc) – will vote on closing three strategic research centres.
They may be in favour at the White House, but a new report attacks the concept of biofuels being the panacea for either climate change or energy security.
Written by the British-based think tank Science in Society (ISIS), it says that Biofuels have gained prominence from politicians and environmentalists because they are “carbon neutral”, in that they do not add any greenhouse gas into the atmosphere; burning them simply returns to the atmosphere the carbon dioxide that the plants take out when they were growing in the field.