José R. Moreira

Articles by José R. Moreira

1 January 2014
Global forum

Many experts have concluded that, if greenhouse gas concentrations are to be limited while the world’s energy demands are nonetheless met, biomass energy will be an indispensable resource.

7 November 2013

Vested interests impede biofuels progress

The author makes the case that market incumbents' political opposition prevents biofuels from making greater inroads against petroleum-based transportation fuels.

7 November 2013

Climate, food, and biomass energy

N.H. RavindranathRoberto BissioJosé R. Moreira

As people seek to contain rising carbon levels, they may derive increasing amounts of energy from biomass. But land is a finite resource. Food insecurity is already severe in many poor countries.

18 October 2013

Good reasons for going big

The author affirms his view that large bioenergy projects can become a significant part of climate mitigation efforts and objects to the notion that organic agriculture can do the same.

26 September 2013

What biofuels can do

The author argues that increased use of biomass energy poses little threat to food security, and that biofuels in particular can play a very significant role in mitigation of climate change.