Friday, September 16, 2011

So many wrong roads down which we seem to want to go

The European Union is overestimating the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions achieved through reliance on biofuels as a result of a “serious accounting error,” according to a draft opinion by an influential committee of 19 scientists and academics. NYTimes

Biofuels... not as great as they look. No surprise. Why are we looking for ways to create more energy instead of STOPPING THE WASTE. The auto-system is extraordinarily wasteful. You don't have to be a scientist to know this. The use of a consumer product to move people--it just jumps off the page--NOT good.

It is long past time to stop trying to save the profits of the oil-auto-and-sprawl industries and take the bull by the horns. The private auto is KILLING us. Let us kill it first.