The problem with BioFuels and Ethanol:
Allow me to re-print this Steyn Quote:
The biofuels debacle is global warm-mongering in a nutshell: The first victims of poseur environmentalism will always be developing countries. In order for you to put biofuel in your Prius and feel good about yourself for no reason, real actual people in faraway places have to starve to death.
Whether or not there’s very slight global cooling or very slight global warming, there’s no need for a “war” on either, no rationale for loosing a plague of eco-locusts on the food supply. So why be surprised that totalitarian solutions to mythical problems wind up causing real devastation? As for Time’s tree, by all means put it up: It helps block out the view of starving peasants on the far horizon.
I wrote a much lengthier post about this quite a while back (long before people were talking about food shortages) called Green Conservatism. Please read it. We need to come up with realistic practical solutions to our energy problems.