Energy News | Scientists: Biofuel Laws May Harm the Environment

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We have a reminder this morning of just how complicated it can be to fight global warming. Anti-global warming rules now in effect may actually encourage people to cut down forests. That news comes just as we prepare for a lot of talk about climate change. The Senate is debating an energy bill next week, and in December, Copenhagen will host a global conference on climate.

Officials may have to give thought to a finding in today’s Science magazine. It focuses on biofuels which are made from plants. Current laws on biofuels have unintended consequences which in turn make climate change worse.

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