Read a summary of the Council's newest report about bioenergy, "Bioenergy, food and ethics in a globalized world"
The report discusses the assumption often put forward that there are great ethical problems associated with using bioenergy. One key criticism is that energy crops can monopolize scarce areas in competition with food production, causing global food prices to rise to the detriment of the poorest people in the world. Another criticism is that an increased requirement for cultivating bioenergy crops can result in less space for nature.
The Danish Council of Ethics considers it important to finesse these considerations and look at bioenergy in a larger context.
Read the summary
PDF, 6 pages