Policy Documents

Biofuel’s Carbon Balance: Doubts, Certainties and Implications

John M. DeCicco –
September 2, 2013

In this September 2013 paper published in the peer-reviewed journal, Climatic Change, John DeCicco questions the carbon dioxide balance of biofuel use and finds that using plants to make biofuels creates just as much CO2 in the air as would have been saved from substituting petroleum with biofuels, scientifically undermining biofuels as a tool for effective climate policy.