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Ethanol Fuels – Conceptually correct, practically flawed…

Ethanol, for those that are unaware, is pure alcohol that can be derived through a number of processes and a number of primary sources. The one that I will be focusing on today is the most common source used in

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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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