Biofuels Articles

SUMMARY: Biofuels Factsheet - Download PDF

Biofuels Can Accelerate Climate Change

Increased Food Prices

Worldwide Famine & Human Rights Abuses

  • “World Bank-Funded Biofuel Corporation Massacres Six Honduran Campesinos,” Resistencia , Nov. 23, 2010.

  • “Africa becoming a biofuel battleground: a new colonialism?,” African Agriculture , Sept. 7, 2008.

  • “Hunger. Strikes. Riots. The food crisis bites,” U.K. Guardian , Apr. 13, 2008.

  • “UN: Biofuel Production 'Criminal Path' to Global Food Crisis,” Environmental News Network , May 1, 2008.

  • “EU set to scrap biofuels target amid fears of food crisis,” The Guardian, Apr. 19, 2008.

  • “U.N. food aid costlier as need soars,” LA Times, Apr. 1, 2008.

  • “Making a killing from hunger,” GRAIN , Apr. 2008.

  • “Food or fuel?: As global starvation worsens, the U.S. plans to devote vast amounts of grain to producing ethanol,” LA Times, Feb. 26, 2008.

  • Call for 5 year moratorium on biofuels by UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Report to UN General Assembly, p. 8-14.

  • “A Modest Proposal,” Jonathan Swift, 1729.

Local Impacts

  • “The Great Ethanol Scam: Not only is ethanol proving to be a dud as a fuel substitute but there is increasing evidence that it is destroying engines in large numbers,” BusinessWeek , May 14, 2009.

  • Biofuels and Environmental Justice Presentation, Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) - Download PDF, Mar. 8, 2008.

  • “Pollution Is Called a Byproduct of a ‘Clean’ Fuel” New York Times , Mar. 11, 2008.

  • “Addressing Global Warming, Air Pollution Health Damage, and Long-Term Energy Needs Simultaneously,” Mark Jacobson, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering Stanford University, May 9, 2006.

  • “Ethanol: By the Way, You'll Need Water,”

  • “Boater sues over ethanol-laced gasoline's effect on fiberglass fuel tank,” LA Times, Apr. 14, 2008.

  • Texas requests waiver from federal biofuels mandate - Download PDF

  • “Food lobby pressures New Jersey governor to request ethanol mandate waiver” Biofuels Digest , Jun. 27, 2008.


  • "Bad year for biofuels ends on a dour note," Washington Post , Jan. 1, 2010.

  • "The Ethanol Scam: One of America's Biggest Political Boondoggles," Rolling Stone.

  • "Driving Under The Influence: The ethanol lobby buys its way into the California legislature," Los Angeles City Beat

  • "Critics charge ex-official uses influence to drive alternative energy policy," Mercury News , Dec. 4, 2007.

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