First, when Helen Clark lent her personal support to Gull's launch of biofuels came an amazing revelation:
Then, biofuels were identified as causing rising food prices, such as eggs and pork, as the NZ Herald noted today.
Even Helengrad's house journal, the Sunday Star-Times recently noted the problem- biofuels means dearer food..
But if it all helps the Great God Gaia, it's all in a good cause , eh?
Yet, the production of biofuels actually worsens 'global warming' because such producing 'green' fuels releases more damaging greenhouse gases than conventional diesel.
Stuff today noted this Reuters report from a Nobel prize-winning scientist which must put yet another nail into the coffin of mainstream 'greenery.'
Using biodiesel derived from rapeseed would produce between 1 and 1.7 times more greenhouse gas than using conventional diesel, the study estimated. Biofuels derived from sugar cane, as in Brazil, fared better, producing between 0.5 and 0.9 times as much greenhouse gases as petrol, it found.
Maize is the main biofuels feedstock used in the US, and produced between 0.9 and 1.5 times the global warming effect of conventional petrol, it said.
"As it's used at the moment, bioethanol from maize seems to be a pretty futile exercise," Smith said.
It all makes me wonder of the hot air over global warmning really is a con dreamt up by Enron accountants, devised to bring us all under socialist slavery as Not PC's Peter Cresswell often claims.