Jatropha-based Biodiesel – Worth Avoiding For Now

“It does grow on marginal land, but if you use marginal land you’ll get marginal yields,” Jatropha has been hailed as some sort of wonder crop that produces bountiful oil on lands that are unusable for agriculture or living.  Yet … Continue reading

Layperson’s explanation on importance of corn

Today’s Globe & Mail ran an article on the importance of corn in the global food system.  This is of great interest for me because the price of corn plays a heavy role in the debate on biofuels as it … Continue reading

Discovery: Richard Gilbert

Richard Gilbert s a long term thinker on efficient and low-carbon transportation. What a great resource – his website includes 105 pdfs including publications since 2003 on transportation, urban planning and governance.

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