Thursday, May 28, 2015

The mousetrap snaps: Agrofuels provide the cover to build a new Bakken crude refinery in Longview

This has always been the issue with agrofuels (the correct term, since all fossil fuels are, in fact, biofuels) — they are nothing but a tiny dose of green dye sprayed over the fossil fuel empire to fool the rubes, and they do nothing but help prolong that empire until the last dollar is wrung out of it and the last glacier melts.

Adding agrofuels to our fuels diet in the name of reduced emissions is nonsense; the total emissions goes UP, UP, UP, and more and more tropical rainforests are annihilated for palm oil plantations.

This is why the so-called "Clean Fuels" bill in Oregon doesn't even bother pretending that total emissions will go down. Instead, it promises reduced carbon "intensity."

This is the logic of millions of bankrupt consumers who failed to understand how all the great deals and all the money they "saved" on those great deals adds up to bankruptcy.

Co-opted environmentalists touting agrofuels love to accuse realists of helping Big Oil — a massive case of projection, since it is the co-opted enviros who are doing Big Oil's work for them, keeping the liquid fueled, private auto model as the centerpiece of all our thinking, and ensuring that we don't leave the infernal combustion engine until it destroys us.

"Let's live on the planet as if we intend to stay."

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