The biofuel delusion: synopsis of the argument and implications for ZeroCarbonBritain 2030’s land use proposals

Apr 20, 2012 1 Comment by

This slideshow presentation was prepared for the recent Feasta Climate Group weekend. It discusses the problems associated with a biofuel-based economy and the challenges of being a lecturer in ecological economics. The presentation makes use of the heart as a metaphor for the energy sector of the economy, as advocated by energetics analysts Mario Giampietro and Kozo Mayumi. The analysis is applied to the ZeroCarbonBritain 2030 proposals.

Biofuels plus reflections Apr 23 2012 (Powerpoint)
Notes on the presentation (PDF)

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Briefing Papers, Discussion Paper, Powerpoint

About the author

Nick Bardsley lectures in climate change economics at the School of Agriculture Policy and Development at the University of Reading. He is interested in ecological and behavioural economics, particularly deepening understanding of energy “rebound effects” and evidence that contradicts received theories of economic behavior. He is a co-author of the Feasta book Sharing for Survival.

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