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Wheels Blog: Corn Ethanol, Biofuel or Biofraud? 25.9.2007 NYT: Home Page
An ethanol-sugar mill in São Paulo State. The cheapest and easiest to obtain form of ethanol is sugar cane ethanol. (Lalo de Almeida/The New York Times) Here’s an interesting bit of scientific research, courtesy of a recent report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, a Paris-based global economic think tank, on the difference in [...].
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President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva trumpets Brazil's potential in agriculture 24.9.2007 International Herald Tribune: Americas
Despite a string of controversies, Brazil's president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, remains popular and upbeat about his country's future.
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A Resilient Leader Trumpets Brazil’s Potential in Agriculture and Biofuels 23.9.2007 NY Times: World
Despite a string of controversies, Brazil’s president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, remains popular and upbeat about his country’s future.
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The misguided politics of corn ethanol 19.9.2007 International Herald Tribune: Front Page
The Unites States should let sound science and sound economics rather than politics drive its energy consumption and policy.
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The misguided politics of corn ethanol 19.9.2007 International Herald Tribune: Editorials
The Unites States should let sound science and sound economics rather than politics drive its energy consumption and policy.
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Editorial: The High Costs of Ethanol 19.9.2007 NY Times: Editorials
There is high hope that more advanced biofuels can eventually play a constructive role in reducing oil dependency and greenhouse gases.
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Forum: Apply history to latest boom 19.9.2007 Star Tribune: Business
As the "going green'' movement gains economic momentum, it's important to keep those hard lessons from the Internet boom in mind.
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Food-price fears in China 18.9.2007 The Economist

Consumer prices rise at their fastest rate in a decade

China's inflation data from August, which showed consumer prices rising at their fastest rate in a decade, have stimulated intense debate about the nature of the inflationary pressures now emerging in China--and about whether the threat from inflation is becoming more serious.

On the one hand, the pick-up in headline inflation has been largely due to rising prices for food (particularly pork) that are not indicative of more generalised inflationary pressures. For example, overcapacity and acute price competition in some sectors of manufacturing will continue to mitigate the impact of rising food costs on China's headline inflation. …

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Can shopping save the planet? 17.9.2007 The Guardian -- Front Page
Science & environment: The big high-street chains are falling over themselves to 'go green'. But will any of it make any difference? Mark Lynas is far from convinced.
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Can shopping save the planet? 17.9.2007 Guardian: Environment

The big high-street chains are falling over themselves to 'go green'. But will any of it make any difference? Mark Lynas is far from convinced.

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Once a mere weed, jatropha blossoms as possible biofuel 16.9.2007 Star Tribune: World
The plant thrives in conditions inhospitable to most plants; big energy companies are investing in its cultivation.
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Governors to push state action on global warming 13.9.2007 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, the head of the National Governors Association, says getting more states to limit greenhouse gases is a priority among clean energy issues for the group.
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Brazil Wants Probe of U.S. Farm Aid 12.9.2007 AP Business
GENEVA (AP) -- Brazil will ask the World Trade Organization for a formal investigation of U.S. farm subsidy programs, which it says includes payments for ethanol production, a senior Brazilian official said Wednesday....
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Car firms drag heels over green need 12.9.2007 The Guardian -- Front Page
Business & money: Industry reluctant to make the ultimate sacrifice of speed and acceleration.
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Car firms put power before need to go lean and green 12.9.2007 Guardian: Environment
Industry reluctant to make the ultimate sacrifice of speed and acceleration.
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OECD warns against biofuels subsidies 11.9.2007 Financial Times: Popular
The rush to support alternative energy sources will lead to surging food prices and the potential destruction of natural habitats, says a report
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OECD warns against biofuels subsidies 11.9.2007 Financial Times US
The rush to support alternative energy sources will lead to surging food prices and the potential destruction of natural habitats, says a report
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Norman Foster to design Libyan 'eco-region' 10.9.2007 New Scientist: News
A region of North African desert and forest is to be developed into the world’s largest "sustainable area" by the famous architect's firm
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Hardy weed shows promise as cheap source of biofuel 9.9.2007 SFGate: Top Stories
When Suleiman Diarra Banani's brother said the poisonous black seeds dropping from the seemingly worthless weed that had grown around his family farm for decades could be used to run a generator, or even a car, Banani did not believe him. When he suggested... ...
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A worthless weed with potential energy 9.9.2007 Star Tribune: World
The seeds of the jatropha plant may help poor farmers turn unproductive fields into a biofuel boom.
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