Valuing power is bad news for bioenergy

Psychologists have proved that, those people who value success, social power and superiority, wealth, esteem and self-centred satisfaction are only concerned about the environment when it affects them personally. Their behaviours don’t benefit the environment either. Egocentrism doesn’t benefit the environment like it creates wealth. (This image may be subject to copyright. Source) New Research…

Does renewable mean sustainable?

It has become relatively clear that the questions I raised in the project brief and initial blog are not answered directly in peer reviewed literature. A few research papers as well as the International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy conclude that there is a knowledge gap identifying value systems underlying bioenergy decision-making (Johnson et al., 2013)….

What motivations and underlying values drive the bioenergy industry and also mass consumerism?

Why does Melinda care to learn about what bioenergy stakeholders think? Do bioenergy stakeholders think that because bioenergy is renewable and less greenhouse gas emissions intensive than fossil fuels, it is automatically sustainable? Australian bioenergy researchers and industry are positive and enthusiastic about bioenergy because it creates jobs and it has less emissions. Although, once…