25x25 a pressure group in the US
is warning that some proposed legislation in the US could severely restrict the amount of cellulose available for biofuels
in what is effectively a call for managed woodlands. I can see why the Waxman-Markley
proposal wants to ensure that the forests are not completely denuded of trees or cover for wildlife. But I am at a loss to see why so much Federally owned woodland should be excluded.
I whole heartedly agree with this sentiment from 25x25:
It is incredibly short-sighted to not include as a renewable energy
resource the millions of acres of dead and dying trees that, with one
spark, could go up in wildfires, releasing billions of tons of
Much better to convert at least some of it into automotive fuel before converting it to carbon dioxide.