The Biofuels Debate

Bill Scher

The issue of biofuels is hotly debated even among those advocating a clean energy future. I got two opposing perspectives outside the convention hall, inside the BIg Tent yesterday.

First, I spoke with Josh Boger of the Biotechnology Industrial Organization and political consultant Joe Trippi, who made a case that biofuels can be pursued without adversely impacting food prices.

Then, David Roberts of offered an analysis skeptical that biofuels could be developed in an environmentally sound and cost-effective way.

What say you?

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