Biodiesel Considered

Cascadia Scorecard Weblog not only provides links to a number of recent Pacific Northwest articles on biodiesel, but also gives us the numbers that show while biodiesel is a promising source of clean fuel, it’s not going to solve our issues with oil anytime soon:

This isn’t a strike against biodiesel. Far from it — I think that biodiesel from waste oil probably has an important niche in the Northwest’s energy system. But it’s important to keep the scale of the task in mind: as sexy as the idea may seem, we’re never going to power rush hour with restaurant grease. And reducing petroleum consumption by more than a token amount will require much bigger and more profound changes in our lifestyles.

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