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Biofuels Not The Answer To U.S. Energy Woes

A recent opinion article rejects the promise of plant based fuels, and calls for a strategy of conservation and sound urban planning as a remedy for the nation's energy problems.

"Fuel from plants? Sounds pretty good. But before you rush out to buy an E-85 pickup, consider:

-- The United States annually consumes more fossil and nuclear energy than all the energy produced in a year by the country’s plant life, including forests and that used for food and fiber, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Energy and David Pimentel, a Cornell University researcher."

As an alternative, the author suggests stricter fuel economy and smarter urban growth management.

Full Story: The Biofuel Illusion
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