Population of the Earth at present; 7,508,428,875. Everyone on the earth wants a healthy comfortable life; this requires shelter, food, water, transportation, and energy. I agree, we MUST find, and develop alternative forms of energy, but we cannot stop production of the energy we're now using. The world population will grow from 7 billion to 9 billion by 2050. Farmers will need to double food production by 2050 to keep pace. Common sense has it that we must continue to produce the energy we're using now and work to make it clean and safe to use while at the same time we are developing alternative energy sources. But it seems to me that big daddy (The government) messes up most of what it tries to do, even good projects such as alternative fuel sources. Here's a prime example! Now I'm all for developing biofuel, but we must keep in mind that cattle for milk and beef also eats corn and the land used to produce food is being converted for biofuel. People must eat as well as our cars! See "Biofuel requirements for cars may help destroy the rainforest,
The full environmental cost of biofuels is only now becoming clear. Corn is the chief plant for biofuel in America. As the demand for corn for biofuel increases so does the price for biofuel corn. Farmers who grow other crops are switching over to biofuel corn to cash in on this new oil well. At the time that the demand for biofuel corn raises so is the demand for food crops, this demand for food crops that was being met by the farmer who switched to biofuel corn is now being met by farmers in Brazil and elsewhere. To grow this food crop in Brazil farmers had to clear prehistoric rain forest to make room for these crops that require sunlight. Slash and burn of the rain forest of Brazil and many other places in the world adds to the already problematic climate change. Slash and burn of the rain forest also causes many other problems besides the carbon emission from the smoke, it also changes weather patterns and the elimination of many species that benefits mankind.