Sunday, March 12, 2006

Personal Presence

This is the first of many reflections on the state of the local grassroots biodiesel movement and the attempt to maintain autonomy from the agribusiness model of large scale refineries tied to federal subsidies designed to support industrial farming.

Biodiesel is a renewable, domestic and environmentally responsible opportunity to minimize our dependence on petroleum fuels but it is not the panacea for the future. Burning carbon based fuels contributes to global warming regardless of the original feedstock source. Biofuels can be an intermediary in the transition to other renewable and sustainable energy sources that have a far less impact on this global lifeboat.


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