Sep 29, 2006

When Renewable Energy Is Bad For The Environment

 The German parliament on Thursday started a debate over a quota law requiring biofuels -- organic, renewable sources of energy -- to make up a small percentage of the nation's energy supply. Current targets call for them to comprise at least 4.4 percent of the market by 2007. Biofuels burn cleaner than petroleum, and many are derived from crops which can be grown again and again -- guaranteeing business for local farmers. The biofuel industry is responsible for an estimated 86,000 ... Link