Ethics for biofuels … and everything else


  • He is a founding director of North Energy Associates Ltd and is a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Working Party on Biofuels.


Biofuels save the planet. Biofuels destroy rainforests, add to greenhouse gases and starve the poor. Both claims are made. What should we do? Decisions call for careful quantification of the benefits and drawbacks and an appreciation of the uncertainties involved, says Nigel Mortimer