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The Biofuel Delusion: The Fallacy of Large-Scale Agro-Biofuel Production
Faced with the twin threats of peak oil and climate change, many governments have turned for an answer to the apparent panacea of biofuels. Yet, increasingly, the progressive implementation of this solution demonstrates that the promise of biofuels as a replacement to fossil fuels is in fact a mirage that, if followed, risks leaving us short of power, short of food and doi ...more
Hardcover, 318 pages
Published August 21st 2009 by Earthscan Publications
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There is plenty of rational and good discussion in this book about dangers of large scale biofuel production. There is even "sociological" discussion on why this folly captured large parts of the political system and even academia. Unfortunately, the book is not written very well. I suspect it might have something to do with the fact that authors are not native english speakers and with their academic backgrounds. The book is probably intended for general public, but has in parts too much confus ...more