Biofuel policies are hurting the environment and rural people, says the BBC.
European Union policies promoting biofuels are resulting in the displacement of native peoples, the cutting down of forests, a rise if food costs, and an increase of carbon emissions. In Malindi, Kenya, the bulldozers have moved in in order to clear the land of the local people which has been handed over to an Italian company to grow Jatropha, a plant that, according to some reports, increases carbon emissions.
But it's all okay. The important thing is not that environmental policies actually improve the environment. The most important thing is that liberals feel good about themselves, and this can be accomplished by simply passing laws and implementing policies with really good titles on them that make them sound as if they will actually do something.
Then everyone can go home and pretend they really did something, even though they really didn't.
Once you realize these things, everything makes sense.