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The great biofuels scandal

"Biofuels are inefficient, cause hunger and air pollution, and cost taxpayers billions." Bjørn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, cites IISD's 2013 EU biofuels study which found that, "A full 92 per cent of the carbon dioxide "saved" is just emitted elsewhere. For biodiesel alone, the net effect would likely be an increase in emissions.

December 15, 2013