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Activists call for a block on biofuel stations in bid to protect forests - Scotsman.com News

ENVIRONMENTALISTS have called for a block on biofuel power stations in Scotland to avert the destruction of African forests.
Friends of the Earth Scotland said proposed projects on the west and east coasts should not go ahead because of the potential environmental damage, branding the developed world's approach as a "neo-colonial land grab".
The environmental campaign group has released research that looked at 11 African countries and found at least five million hectares of land - an area the size of Denmark - is being acquired by foreign companies to produce biofuels mainly for the European market.

Muted Hurrahs! Some of us have been saying for a while that there is a conflict between Global Warming Greenery and real Environmentalism. FoE think this circle can be squared if we all stop driving round and start living in yurts. If we could continue their education and persuade them that is not a practical solution and wealth creation is then who knows what they would be campaigning for next.

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at least five million hectares of land - an area the size of Denmark - is being acquired by foreign companies to produce biofuels mainly for the European market.

No mention of the efforts by folks like the Chinese acquiring agricultural colonies then? That's odd, given the rate and manner in which the Fu Manchus are grabbing vast acreages and vast swathes of mineral rights, usually with the help of a few backhanders and some iffy looking trade deals.

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