Why Researchers Say We Should Cut Back On Biofuels
Biofuels aren't the best alternative to fossil fuels, according to a new report. In fact, they're quite a bad one.By Sebastian Martinez | January 29, 2015
Biofuels are not a good alternative to fossil fuels. In fact, they're a pretty bad one. (Video via European Commission)
That's according to a new paper from the World Resources Institute, which says setting aside land for biofuel production will undercut efforts to combat climate change because it's an inefficient use for land that's already in increasingly high demand.
It works like this: The world currently has a big gap between the amount of food we're producing and the amount we're projected to need by 2050. People are working to close that gap sustainably. (Video via U.S. Department of Agriculture)