Biofuels are bad for the planet

I have been trying to understand biofuels, which are hailed by many as a means of producing sustainable fuel which is carbon neutral and can replace the oil based fuels that we use particularly for transport. It is a difficult subject and quite complex, but I will not attempt to take you through all the complexities but refer you to the best source on the subject I have found – Tad W Patzek, who is at the University of Berkeley’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and has written a detailed study on biofuels which you can find at http://petroleum.berkeley.edu/papers/patzek/CRPS416-Patzek-Web.pdf . Continue reading