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Peak soil: Why biofuels destroy ecosystems and civilizations

Alice Friedemann. 2007. Peak Soil.   Last updated: June 4, 2017 [ Formerly titled: Why Biofuels are Not Sustainable and a Threat to America’s National Security.  Shorter versions appear in the following books: Jacqueline Langwith, ed. 2008.  “Opposing Viewpoints: Renewable Energy, … Continue reading

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Dozens of reasons why the world doesn’t run on algal biofuels

[ One of the few materials that could even scale up enough to replace oil are plants.  But algae won’t be one of them for the many reasons below. Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and … Continue reading

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One gallon of gas = 98 tons (196,000 pounds) of ancient plants = 40 acres of wheat in your gas tank every 20 miles

[ Oil is solar power brewed for free by mother nature over hundreds of millions of years.  Nothing on earth, not even plants, can scale up to replace the oil we burn — one gallon of oil was once 196,000 … Continue reading

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Fill ‘er up with kelp?

[ One of the few materials that could even scale up enough to replace oil are plants.  But seaweed won’t be one of them reasons explained below. Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future … Continue reading

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