A few years ago I subscribed to the ‘peak oil’ concept in which the world’s ability to produce oil would reach a peak, whilst demand remained unabated. If this were to happen the consequences would be dire. Some economists at the time argued that the world would run away from oil before it ran out. […]
A recent BioFuels Digest article addresses this critical issue and focuses on New Energy Risk (http://www.newenergyrisk.com) who are offering insurance to cover investor risk. It would be good to see this approach more widely used. The BioFuels Digest article refers, as many do, to the ‘Valley of Death’ – hardly a phrase to imbue investors with confidence. […]
Making the best use of biomass and waste materials is essential, and we are still not very good at it. The aim of 2gbc is to support projects, technologies and propositions that achieve the aims of using these resources in the best possible way. The EU’s waste framework directive is a good starting point.