Monbiot wrote a Guardian story on what we all suspected: "Worse Than Fossil Fuel":
The last time I drew attention to the hazards of making diesel fuel from vegetable oils, I received as much abuse as I have ever been sent by the supporters of the Iraq war. The biodiesel missionaries, I discovered, are as vociferous in their denial as the executives of Exxon. I am now prepared to admit that my previous column was wrong. But they're not going to like it. I was wrong because I underestimated the fuel's destructive impact.Proving once again how much you have to work to get unstuck between a rock and a hard place.
Before I go any further, I should make it clear that turning used chip fat into motor fuel is a good thing. The people slithering around all day in vats of filth are performing a service to society. But there is enough waste cooking oil in the UK to meet one 380th of our demand for road transport fuel(2). Beyond that, the trouble begins.
It is prepared to sacrifice the South East Asian rainforests in order to be seen to do something, and to allow motorists to feel better about themselves.
All this illustrates the futility of the technofixes now being pursued in Montreal. Trying to meet a rising demand for fuel is madness, wherever the fuel might come from. The hard decisions have been avoided, and another portion of the biosphere is going up in smoke.
In regards to a HuffingtonPost entitled "The Plan to Steal Iraq's Oil", Charlie Cray describes how other human weasels show their true designs on raiding the hen house. PSA's used to refer to Public Service Announcements; short spots made on radio and television stations to provide balance to those people unable to get their voices heard. The acronym now means nothing more than deal making on a bait-and-switch level. How nice, PSA, a Production Sharing Agreement. We will all share. Yea, sure.