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Alternative Energy; the Survey

Alternative Energy Roughhouse It was a smash-up week for alternative energy with more contradictory studies flying, legislative paring and mealy mouthed bed feathering.Ugly Studies: There was the renewed assertion by Princeton's Timothy Searchinger (this time on behalf of the Friends of the Earth) that biofuel mandates cause indirect land use changes (ILUC) and contribute toward global hunger. Biofuel proponents rightfully counter that world hunger has a more complex origin. However, critics like Matthias Finkbeiner of the Technical University of Berlin are as un-rooted on the ILUC as as Searchinger is on hunger. Without doubt, the current ILUC approaches are substandard but that is due to current overwhelming modeling complexity,...

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