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The FT has noticed that there’s a link between oil and palm oil prices

The FT has noticed that there’s a link between oil and palm oil prices in a piece in today’s edition. In as much of the article that the paper is making free, they say: The prospect of crude oil staying above $100 a barrel is pushing the price of palm oil to record highs as […]

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Biofuels and rationality

There were several studies on biofuels issued last week, while I was away, and I’m grateful to Ron Steenblik of the Global Subsidies Institute for pointing out his group’s new study in of biofuel subsidies in the US, which was launched at on 23 October at a seminar hosted by the German Marshall Fund. Written […]

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UK could look like savannah to meet biofuel demand

The UK could see up to 20% of its farmland planted with willow or miscanthus to meet biofuel demand, the BA Festival of Science was told in York, according to Clive Cookson writing for the Financial Times. The government’s Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) programme estimates that 15-20 per cent of Britain’s agricultural land […]

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Biofuel subisidies are sparking food price inflation, says OECD

Biofuel subisidies are sparking food price inflation, says OECD, in today’s Financial Times. The FT has a copy of a paper it says theOECD will be presenting later today. Key findings are that the US is spending $7bn helping to make ethanol, with each tonne of carbon dioxide avoided costing around $500. The cost of […]

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