Biofuels worse for climate change than gas, U-M study says


Locutus
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The multi-billion-dollar U.S. biofuels industry promoted and expanded for more than a decade by the federal government may be built on a false assumption, according to a University of Michigan study
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Despite their purported advantages, biofuels created from crops such as corn or soybeans cause more emissions of climate change-causing carbon dioxide than gasoline, according to the study from U-M Energy Institute research professor John DeCicco.
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The study is the latest salvo in the expanding battle over whether biofuels, and the farmland increasingly devoted to them, are actually providing the environmental and climate benefits many expected.
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Michigan could better combat climate change by another method, DeCicco said.

"The name of the game is to speed up how much CO2 you remove from the air," he said. "The best way to begin removing more CO2 from the air is to grow more trees, and leave them. Prior to settlement, Michigan was heavily forested. A state like Michigan could do much more to balance out the tailpipe emissions of CO2 by reforesting than by repurposing the corn and soybeans grown in the state into biofuels. That is just a kind of shell game that's not working."

Biofuels worse for climate change than gas, U-M study says
 
mentalfloss
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Electric has always been best.
 
Locutus
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nobody cares what you 'think' kid.
 
Locutus
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Proving once again what farmers have been saying since the beginning. Biofuel's inputs are larger than their outputs.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Electric has always been best.

Especially when it is made by coal fired generators.

Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

Proving once again what farmers have been saying since the beginning. Biofuel's inputs are larger than their outputs.

WHy am I not surprised?
 
PoliticalNick
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Electric has always been best.

The magical self producing electricity?
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNick View Post

The magical self producing electricity?

The electric motor turns the generator which turns the electric motor.

Simple, eh?
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

nobody cares what you 'think' kid.

Likewise, kid.

Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNick View Post

The magical self producing electricity?

Everything is electricity. Look up Tesla. Electricity is everywhere and we don't need coal, nukes or hydro dams to produce it.

http://nikolamotor.com/one

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/bm...ctor-trailers/
 
Angstrom
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Likewise, kid.


Everything is electricity. Look up Tesla. Electricity is everywhere and we don't need coal, nukes or hydro dams to produce it.

You're supposed to kill him with kindness and rainbows cliffy. Remember the plan?
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Angstrom View Post

You're supposed to kill him with kindness and rainbows cliffy. Remember the plan?

That is your plan, pup.

Hasn't your mom changed your diaper yet, pup. The rash has reached your brain.
 
Angstrom
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

That is your plan, pup.

Hasn't your mom changed your diaper yet, pup. The rash has reached your brain.

Last edited by Angstrom; Aug 29th, 2016 at 08:16 PM..
 
Danbones
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it started there
 
Angstrom
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Look at those two butt hurt brain dead pot smokers

Must be frustrating to read that bio fuels is a complete fraud.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. We have more chance of causing harm by trying to fix things then chances of fixing things

Must be real irritating to read that I was right again.

So much for making bio fuels with hemp cliffy

Smoke a other joint.