Biofuels, carbon trading and a free lunch

I wrote, in “the Energy Age” that as far as energy and climate change is concerned there is no free lunch; you cannot grasp at a single solution, or even two or three solutions. The nature of the problem is such that you need to use every possible weapon in your armory, every technique available to you because there is no silver bullet.

Of course whatever I and others may say will not stop politicians looking for easy and cheap solutions. Instead of a mass program of microgeneration installations of solar panels and turbines we have has a series of these easy cheap solutions offered up; biofuels, biomass and of course carbon trading. Continue reading