Policy Analysis

Biofuels are not the answer

By David Runnalls on May 11, 2009
In this commentary, which originally appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press, IISD's President and CEO David Runnalls argues that not only do biofuels cost Canadians an average of $300 million a year in taxpayer subsidies, they are an inefficient way to combat climate change. Diverting crops for biofuel production, says Runnalls, also undermines global food security and drives up commodity prices.