Globalisation is a fascinating concept: you buy goods that are cheap because they were made in a country where the production costs are lower and then you wonder why the company down the road making the same local goods at local prices goes out of business!
The ill-considered rush to provide biofuels for Europe & the world has led to a number of negative environmental issues.
Where biofuel was once seen as an easy alternative to producing greener vehicles, it was thought that simply fuelling the same old vehicles with "greener" fuel would be the answer to the CO2 issues.
However the use of biofuel, mainly due to these negative issues, is almost negligible.
It looks like the deadlock at the UN Bali summit has been broken.
After two weeks of intense talks it would have been a shambolic waste of time, money and effort for the summit to end without an agreement, without a clear path, no roadmap to a successor to the Kyoto Protocol.
But which way did it go? What did the UN head, Ban Ki Moon, do to reach an agreement?
The UNFCCC Climate Change talks in Bali are in their last day now, and although we've refrained from commenting on the 10 days of talks so far, the tension at the Bali summit is definitely increasing.
Gordon Brown has announced that he wishes to promote environmentally sustainable growth and environmental innovations.
Gordon Brown is expected to raise taxes substantially on "gas guzzling" cars for Wednesday's budget.
Tens of thousands of people have marched through Mexico City to protest at the rising price of Tortillas.
Tortillas, the flat corn bread and staple diet item for many Mexicans, has risen in price by over 400%. Many people blame the rise in demand for corn on the bio-fuels market where corn is converted to ethanol and used as an environmentally-friendly fuel in the emerging US 'green' car market.
Mr Barroso's Commission will have to sell its ideas to EU leaders
This just in from the BBC
The European Commission is due to demand a new "industrial revolution" when it unveils a wide-ranging set of proposals on energy and climate issues.
The EU's civil service wants more investment in renewable energy, arguing that the old fuels have a political as well as clear environmental cost.
Today Gordon Brown, in what is expected to be his last Pre-Budget Report as the Chancellor of the Exchequer, laid out a couple of moves in the green direction.
Gordon Brown's budget speech today included the smallest tip of the hat towards environmental issues - hardly the "green budget" that many have called it.