Werner, Carol
July 2008
Solar Today;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p38
Academic Journal
The article generates considerable doubt and controversy regarding the true benefits of biofuels. It identifies situations in which certain biofuels may produce greater greenhouse gas emissions than conventional petroleum fuels. It mentions that when produced using unsustainable practices, biofuels have the inherent potential to negatively affect solid, water resources, biodiversity and additional social and environmental factors. It emphasizes that direct and indirect emissions from certain biofuels have the potential to rival or even exceed emissions from equivalent petroleum fuels during a given timeframe.


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