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The Resource Agrofuels : big profits, ruined lives and ecological destruction, François Houtart ; translated by Victoria Bawtree ; with the collaboration of Bosco Bashangwa Mpozi, Beinvenue Lutumba Bukassa and Geoffrey Geuens ; foreword by Walden Bello

Agrofuels : big profits, ruined lives and ecological destruction, François Houtart ; translated by Victoria Bawtree ; with the collaboration of Bosco Bashangwa Mpozi, Beinvenue Lutumba Bukassa and Geoffrey Geuens ; foreword by Walden Bello

Label
Agrofuels : big profits, ruined lives and ecological destruction
Title
Agrofuels
Title remainder
big profits, ruined lives and ecological destruction
Statement of responsibility
François Houtart ; translated by Victoria Bawtree ; with the collaboration of Bosco Bashangwa Mpozi, Beinvenue Lutumba Bukassa and Geoffrey Geuens ; foreword by Walden Bello
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Since they were heralded as a key weapon in the fight against climate change, agrofuels have been criticised heavily for doing more harm than good due to deforestation and stealing agricultural land essential to farmers in the developing world. This book asks whether there is any place for agrofuels in a low-carbon future. François Houtart argues that the green potential of agrofuels has been wasted by businesses that put profits above environmental protection. This has led to the absurd situation where an energy source that should be sustainable actually increases human and ecological damage, simply due to the profit-maximising decisions of capitalists rather than a flaw in the concept of agrofuels. Students of development studies and environmental economics will find that this book offers an interesting new perspective on the future of energy."--Publisher website
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-2017
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Houtart, François
Dewey number
333.9539
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from French
LC call number
HD9502.5.B542
LC item number
H6813 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD9502.5.B542
NAL item number
H6813 2010
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bawtree, Victoria
Series statement
TNI book series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Energy crops industry
  • Energy crops
  • Energy crops
  • SCIENCE
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • Energy crops
  • Energy crops industry
Label
Agrofuels : big profits, ruined lives and ecological destruction, François Houtart ; translated by Victoria Bawtree ; with the collaboration of Bosco Bashangwa Mpozi, Beinvenue Lutumba Bukassa and Geoffrey Geuens ; foreword by Walden Bello
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Energy and development -- The twin crises : energy and climate -- The neoliberal discourse on climate change -- Agrofuels and agroenergy -- Ethanol production -- Agrodiesel production -- The collateral effects of agrofuels -- The socio-economic dimensions of agroenergy -- Alternative ways of solving the climate and energy crises and the role of agrofuels
Control code
730518203
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st English language ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 196 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849645607
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt183jqqq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)730518203
Label
Agrofuels : big profits, ruined lives and ecological destruction, François Houtart ; translated by Victoria Bawtree ; with the collaboration of Bosco Bashangwa Mpozi, Beinvenue Lutumba Bukassa and Geoffrey Geuens ; foreword by Walden Bello
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Energy and development -- The twin crises : energy and climate -- The neoliberal discourse on climate change -- Agrofuels and agroenergy -- Ethanol production -- Agrodiesel production -- The collateral effects of agrofuels -- The socio-economic dimensions of agroenergy -- Alternative ways of solving the climate and energy crises and the role of agrofuels
Control code
730518203
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st English language ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 196 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849645607
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt183jqqq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)730518203

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