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True, but only if bio-fuels are considerably less ...

2010-01-28T04:04:53.908-08:00

True, but only if bio-fuels are considerably less costly than petroleum products.



"Less costly" in terms of carbon consequences or m...

2007-07-21T19:33:00.000-07:00

"Less costly" in terms of carbon consequences or money?

Most of the costs we attribute to fuels do not include proper consideration of the social consequences of using that fuel. If we taxed fuels based on these social (not to mention military) costs you would find renewable fuels much more attractive financially.

Part of the renewable energy paradigm shift involves



///In short, concern about the plight of underdeve...

2007-07-21T07:05:00.000-07:00

///In short, concern about the plight of underdeveloped nations and the world's poor is a reason to support fuel diversification and decentralization efforts, not hamstring them.///

True, but *only if* biofuels are considerably less costly than petroleum products. That's a tall order. And only Brazil succeeds on this point.