Monday, May 7, 2007

Environmental Groups Condemn IPCC Call For Large Scale Biofuels

as a Climate Disaster In The Making "

Climate Science is linking to this release from

Here's what the SPM had to say:

Biofuels might play an important role in addressing GHG emissions in the transport sector, depending on their production pathway. Biofuels used as gasoline and diesel fuel additives/substitutes are projected to grow to 3% of total transport energy demand in the baseline in 2030. This could increase to about 5-10%, depending on future oil and carbon prices, improvements in vehicle efficiency and the success of technologies to utilise cellulose biomass.

And here's the rub:

Climate change and other sustainable development policies are often but not always synergistic. There is growing evidence that decisions about macroeconomic policy, agricultural policy, multilateral development bank lending, insurance practices, electricity market reform, energy security and forest conservation, for example, which are often treated as being apart from climate policy, can significantly reduce emissions. On the other hand, decisions about improving rural access to modern energy sources for example may not have much influence on global GHG emissions

The WSJ's MarketBeat has this post: Cornhusker No Fan of Ethanol
HT WSJ EnergyRoundup