Novozymes Responds to Science, Indirect Land Use Debate

Joanna Schroeder

The Science magazine article that was published last week and co-authored by Tim Searchinger, a lawyer, has added another level of controversy to the indirect land use change (ILUC) debate. The article suggested the land use effects of fuel produced from various forms of biomass were miscalculated, in part, because they cause deforestation around the world as land is cleared …

biofuels, global warming, Indirect Land Use

Industrial Biotech To Save 2.5 Billion Tons of CO2?

Joanna Schroeder

A new WWF report, “Industrial biotechnology – more than green fuel in a dirty economy,” has concluded that industrial biotechnology could generate between 1 and 2.5 billion tons of greenhouse gas reductions per year by 2030, as well as build a new green economy that works with nature to meet human needs. As such, the WWF is calling for increased …

Biotech, Environment, global warming, News

Renewable Energy One of Obama’s Pillars in UN Speech

John Davis

Renewable energy was part of Barack Obama’s speech to the United Nations today, as the American president outlined his vision for the future before the world body. Obama told delegates that the U.S. has spent $80 billion in clean energy. But the overall efforts of using renewable energy to save the climate are for the entire world: We will move …

global warming, Government, Miscellaneous

Florida Vetrans Denounce Big Oil Front Group

Joanna Schroeder

Big Oil is out astroturfing once again, this time under the guise of the group “Energy Citizens,” a front group set up by their Washington lobbying arm, the American Petroleum Institute. The goal of this effort is to stage rallies across the country in an attempt to kill the clean energy and climate plan now being considered by Congress. It’s …

biofuels, Energy, Environment, global warming, News

Is There a Link Between Climate Change and Poverty?

Joanna Schroeder

Oxfam International released an interesting report yesterday called, “Suffering the Science: Climate Change, People and Poverty”. The crutch of the report is to demonstrate how the effects of climate change are impacting people in poor communities much harder then in developed regions. Issues that are linked to poverty and development include access to food and water as well as health …

Environment, Farming, global warming, International

GHG Worse than Thought from Foreign Crude

Michelle Kautz

A press release by Growth Energy highlights a new study that shows greenhouse gas emissions of gasoline from foreign oil are at least twice what was previously thought when the indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to military operations in the Middle East are taken into account. The study is published in “Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining”. The study comes as …

Energy, Environment, Ethanol, global warming, Growth Energy