Castro Sides With Treehugger In Battle Against Corn & Palm Oil BioFuels
Yep, being green is confusing. And when you try to be green sometimes, it turns out you’re just making things worse. Take for example biofuels. Sounds like the thing to put in your motor, no? Maybe not. Treehugger has a post about their concerns for certain types of biofuels:
Treehugger has complained about biofuels from corn or palm oil for years, and taken some abuse for it; the main argument is “don’t worry, all of these ethanol plants will run on algae or switchgrass in a couple of years, corn is just an interim measure” or the Palm Oil Truth Foundation sends another dozen emails about the glories of clearing the rainforest to grow fuel. The subsidies keep growing and the forests keep getting ploughed over.