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Palm Oil Biodiesel is BAD! January 31, 2008

Posted by Andreas in Climate change, Environment, Global warming, renewable energy, Sustainable Living.
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I’ve blogged about biofuels previously and although there is still a lot of enthusiasm about these alternatives to petroleum-derived fuels, there is growing evidence that in many cases, biodfuel production is detrimental to the environment. Biodiesel production from palm oil, which is a massively growing industry in Malaysia and Indonesia is particularly troublesome.

Here are three short YouTube videos that highlight some of the problems with palm oil biofuel:

Clearly there is a role for biofuels, but a lot needs to be done to ensure that they are produced in a truly sustainable fashion and don’t actually add to the problems of global warming and environmental degradation (in a positive recent development, the European Union has announced that it may ban imports of certain biofuels that are produced unsustainably).

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