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Author Houtart, François
Title Agrofuels : Big Profits, Ruined Lives and Ecological Destruction
Imprint London : Pluto Press, 2010
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (208 pages)
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Series Transnational Institute
Transnational Institute
Note Cover -- Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- 1. Energy and Development -- Exploiting Nature as a Source of Energy -- Energy in the Development Model -- Energy's Role in the Growth of Capitalism -- The Social and Ecological Effects of the Capitalist Development Model -- 2. The Twin Crises: Energy and Climate -- The Energy Crisis and Non-renewable Energy Sources -- The Climate Crisis or Global Warming -- 3. The Neoliberal Discourse on Climate Change -- First Stage: Denying or Playing Down Climate Change -- Second Stage: Promoting Market-friendly Solutions -- Problems with the Neoliberal Approach -- 4. Agrofuels and Agroenergy -- Characteristics of Agrofuels -- The Different Types of Agroenergy -- 5. Ethanol Production -- FROM SUGAR CANE -- In Brazil -- In Other Countries of the South -- In the Countries of the North -- 6. Agrodiesel Production -- FROM PALM OIL -- Origins and Characteristics -- Contemporary Production -- Personal Testimony from Colombia -- FROM JATROPHA CURCAS -- Origins and Characteristics -- Contemporary Production Programmes in Asia and Africa -- Plants Similar to Jatropha Curcas -- 7. The Collateral Effects of Agrofuels -- The Ecological Effects of Agrofuels -- The Social Effects of Agrofuels -- 8. The Socio-economic Dimensions of Agroenergy -- The Agricultural Model Underlying Agrofuels -- Economic and Financial Issues of Agrofuels -- Agrofuels and the Food Crisis -- Agrofuels and the Reproduction of Capital -- Agrofuels and the Development Model -- 9. Alternative Ways of Solving the Climate and Energy Crises and the Role of Agrofuels -- Solutions Envisaged and their Limitations -- Post-capitalist Logic of the Economy and a New Development Model -- Glossary -- Notes -- Index
Shows that agrofuels, once heralded as a solution to climate change, do more harm than good due to the capitalist system in which they are produced
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Houtart, François Agrofuels : Big Profits, Ruined Lives and Ecological Destruction London : Pluto Press,c2010 9780745330136
Subject Energy crops industry.;Energy crops -- Environmental aspects.;Energy crops -- Economic aspects
Electronic books
Alt Author Shiva, Vandana
Bawtree, Victoria
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