October 2009 Biofuels in Asia - An Analysis of Sustainability Options
Biofuels have been at the center of intense interest, discussion, and debate in recent years. The global biofuels boom began in 2004-2005 with the announcement by the United States (US) and the European Union (EU) of policies and incentives to support increased use of biofuels. In addition to spurring domestic production in several countries, especially the EU, the policies encouraged producers to seek out feedstocks and fuel from tropical and subtropical regions, initiating pan-global trade in biofuels.
October 2009 A Balancing Act: Fossil and Alternative Fuels
Policymakers worldwide find themselves increasingly confronted by the need to balance economic development with an effective, secure yet environmentally-benign energy policy. The myriad of new alternative energy and fuels options has fundamentally changed the rules of the energy game, at the same time significantly increased the complexity of the policymaking process.