Bioenergy: A Disaster for Biodiversity, Health and Human Rights
October 31, 2012
A new, global rush to embrace biofuels—for transport, heat, and electricity—is a growing threat to ecosystems, wildlife, human health, and the climate. The trend poses the danger of increased commodification of forests, greater competition between food and energy markets, and even more pressure on the world’s rural poor that depend upon local biomass for their energy needs.
This is a chapter from The ENERGY Reader: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth (2012).