I missed this about a month ago, but it is worth looking at, The Sierra Club and World Watch Institute produced Smart Choices for Biofuels.
It rounds up quite a lot of stuff we’ve gone over here. It is good to see the Ogallala aquifer getting a mention.
Slightly disappointing that it doesn’t call for global criteria for and standards of sustainability.
But I do like the calls
to require corn ethanol and soy biodiesel to compete with second-generation and other advanced biofuels;
to improve production and make lower carbon products;
to tie support to second generation fuels, up blending quotas;
to make feedstock producers show compliance with programmes designed to protect the rural environment before they get funding;
to promote micro production; and,
to pull policy together in one place.