The Myths of Biofuels, opening with the Merry Oldsmobile
Sutro Tower as a "Space Ship," heading for Twin Peaks in San Francisco
David Fridley speaking about biofuels at the Santa Clara Post Carbon meeting
From the EROEI analogy: the potato farmer and overpopulation/overshoot animation
Linda Perrine, a founder of Santa Clara Post Carbon.
"The Myths of Biofuels" is the record of a presentation given at a public meeting sponsored by the group Post Carbon Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara, California) on June 7, 2007, by David Fridley of Lawrence Berkeley Labs and San Francisco Oil Awareness. David was a staff scientist and leader of the China Energy Group at Lawrence Berkeley Labs, where his research involved extensive collaboration with the Chinese on end-use energy efficiency, industrial energy use, government energy management programs, data compilation and analysis, and medium and long term energy policy research. (He has since retired from LBL.)
Mr. Fridley has been concerned about the potential effects of petroleum depletion (peak oil) on world societies for a number of years, and the headlong rush into the production of biofuels (agrofuels) as a "fix" for increasingly constrained world petroleum supplies.
Points discussed and analyzed in this video include:
Background audio for this page is "Pumpkin Butt," provided courtesy of Chezedog Leafblower.
Other audio info and samples are available in the compositions section.
Videos with an asterisk (*) are available for viewing courtesy of the Internet Archive.
The Detaxilification of Quemalt Aite (1992)
(sketched out: never produced)
The Last Time Dennis Saw Iowa (2005)
(see also: "Red Meat and Red Jell-O")
►The Myths of Biofuels (2006)*
Sturm in der Deutschstunde (1992)
A Tour of San Francisco (1987)
(the very first "movie")