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New Policies and their Ramifications

New policies globally are encouraging the production of bio-fuel crops. Take for instance, Europe, where the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has profoundly influenced by crop production patterns through its high support prices, planting restrictions, intervention buying, stock management, and rigid

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Sustainable energy for public transport: A Breakdown of the Alternatives

I believe the anthropocentric view that has long been held in the  world, unnecessarily pits humans against the environment. I believe that the view of Henry Ford clearly illustrates this view: “I foresee the time when industry shall no longer

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Are Bio-fuels an Economic Driver for Developing Nations?

Over the past forty years America and Europe have been benefiting through protective policy behaviour in the form of subsidies, and international trade tariffs. This has been at the detriment to African countries, where farmers are unable to get a

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Bio-fuels and Natural Capital Depletion

Many Latin American countries have well established bio-fuel industries for the past thirty years. They have been using first generation bio-fuel crops such as Soybeans and Palm Oil. Soybeans are dominant bio-fuel crop produced in these countries. The large-scale Soya

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Food Vs. Fuel Debate

Bio-fuel Global Trends In an article published in the Irish Examiner, on November 22nd 2007, a senior analyst in the US government predicted that oil price would double within a year to $200 a barrel, which then proceeded to occur. 

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