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Biofuels for Transportation: The Next Energy Revolution or a Fix That Fails?

This report reviews the drivers around the recent rush to biofuels and provides a snapshot of this
technology and its potential. It also attempts, using a “systems thinking” approach, to reframe the
debate from one of technology to one focused on the services that transportation fuels provide and the
factors that shape these services in the global economy. Through this lens, a range of options that are
more economically, socially and environmentally attractive than biofuels come to the fore.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-10-22 13:57:34
Description This report reviews the drivers around the recent rush to biofuels and provides a snapshot of this
technology and its potential. It also attempts, using a “systems thinking” approach, to reframe the
debate from one of technology to one focused on the services that transportation fuels provide and the
factors that shape these services in the global economy. Through this lens, a range of options that are
more economically, socially and environmentally attractive than biofuels come to the fore.
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Resource Type
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Subject
Source Business for Social Responsibility
Keyword Biofuels
Selector Rowe
Date Of Record Creation 2009-10-22 13:52:34
Education Level
Date Last Modified 2010-06-19 17:53:04
Creator Linda Hwang, Emma Stewart
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-10-22 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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