The airline industry is taking its first steps towards green energy.
British Airways has announced it is investing in a factory that will convert tonnes of household rubbish into enough jet fuel for all its flights from London City airport twice over.
Some 500,000 tonnes of waste generated by Londoners will be used by the UK facility each year to produce 16 million gallons of fuel.
Construction of the plant in east London will start within two years. It is set to produce fuel from 2014, Read more [...]
The increased demand for palm oil as a "green" biofuel has a nasty side effect. It is leading to the destruction of endangered rainforests.
This week hundreds of Borneo tribes men armed with blowpipes blockaded roads in the Malaysian state of Sarawak to protest against companies they accuse of destroying their rainforests to grow oil palms for “green” biofuel.
The Penan tribe who live in the region have existed for centuries as nomadic hunter-gatherers living on fish, wild animals and plants Read more [...]