Category Archives: Not Sustainable

Peak Soil: Why Biofuels are Not Sustainable and a Threat to America’s National Security

Alice Friedemann.  2007.   Last updated April 18, 2014 “The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself”, President Franklin D. Roosevelt There’s growing public attention from the people, all the way on down to the President, about biomass potential for energy.  … Continue reading

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One gallon of gas = 98 tons of ancient plants

Bad Mileage: 98 tons of plants per gallon. Study shows vast amounts of ‘buried sunshine’ needed to fuel society. Dukes, J.S. 2003. Burning buried sunshine: human consumption of ancient solar energy. Climatic Change, 61(1-2): 31-44 A staggering 98 tons of … Continue reading

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Germany National Academy of Sciences report: Don’t use biofuels

Science magazine mentioned this study, below is my summary of it 26 Jul 2012.  Bioenergy — Chances and Limits. German National Academy of Science (Leopoldina Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften). Page 30-56 English Version. A major motivations for using bioenergy is … Continue reading

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Biofuel Updates

Articles that honestly discuss the failure of biofuels are rare.  The best summary of why they are the most environmentally destructive and require more energy to make than the end result is in my paper Peak Soil. Also see why … Continue reading

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