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CBO Calculates Ethanol’s Impact on Food Prices

According to a newly released Congressional Budget Office report, ethanol contributed between 0.5 and 0.8 …

Best Available Science?

Yesterday, the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) released a report, “Biofuels: Environmental …

Ethanol or Tar Sands?

Those who are pushing the inclusion of indirect land use change (ILUC) in government regulations …

Controversy on Discounting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

On March 13, Sens. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) along with 10 others …

California Proposes Numbers for Indirect Land Use Change Emissions

California issued a staff report last week for its “Proposed Regulation to Implement the Low …

New Studies Question Cellulosic Biofuels

A new study from MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change …

New Studies Support Cellulosic Ethanol

A team of researchers led by Jason Hill and David Tilman at the University of …

Biofuels and Irreversible Climate Change

Last week, the paper Irreversible climate change because of carbon dioxide emissions was published in …

Biofuels Are a Priority Says USDA's Tom Vilsack

Today, USDA’s new Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack discussed his priorities in a conference call with …

I Say Sustainable, You Say...

The Guardian newspaper reported last week that environmental activist and reporter George Monbiot had successfully …