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January 31 2013

Growing oil palm for biofuels can't save our climate


Growing oil palm to make 'green' biofuels in the tropics could be accelerating the effects of climate change, say scientists.

Researchers from Bangor University found the creation of oil palm plantations are releasing prehistoric sources of carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere.

The findings throw into doubt hopes that biofuels grown in the tropics could help cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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