food vs. fuel

3 Strategies to Slash Your Foodprint

January 22, 2014 by Lindsay Wilson

Carbon Use and Food

Emissions from the food system are estimated to be 12.6 Gt CO2e, greater than from electricity. Granted these emissions are much more complicated as they involve multiple gases, hard to estimate deforestation emissions and intricate pre and post production calculations. Nonetheless they deserve more attention.[read more]

The Biofuel Greenhouse Gas Emissions Labyrinth

May 18, 2012 by Nathanael Baker

As governments roll out public policy directing increased biofuel production for all sectors of the transportation industry, serious questions around environmental sustainability still remain.Although the food versus fuel debate -- should arable land be used to grow energy crops, or food crops be used to fuel our cars instead of our...[read more]

New U.S. Tax Legislation Set to Include Extensions to Renewable Cash Grants and Ethanol Subsidies

December 10, 2010 by Nathanael Baker

The U.S. Senate is preparing to propose new tax legislation that would include a one year extension of the renewable energy cash grant program and the subsidies for the ethanol industry. The new bill is set to be introduced on the Senate floor on Monday.  The renewable energy industry has been working furiously to lobby for the...[read more]

Al Gore Says Supporting Corn Ethanol Was a Mistake

November 23, 2010 by Nathanael Baker

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has said he made a mistake promoting first generation corn ethanol during his presidential campaign in 2000. Gore says he was more concerned with garnering votes from farmers in Tennessee and Iowa than with what was best for the environment.  A clean energy enthusiast, Gore says corn ethanol is...[read more]