Smart Choices for Biofuels

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.

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One Response to Smart Choices for Biofuels

  1. Pradeep 27 March, 2009 at 3:23 am #

    I second the call for global standards. This would tie into what Dr. Benson pointed out a few days ago, about the situation in Mozambique.

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