While biofuels are often cited as an environmentally-secure alternative to petroleum, the negatives could outweigh the positives. Nick Peksa reports. This article first appeared in ESM Issue 3 2021.
The global economy has been hit hard by the pandemic. That said, the gloom is lifting and there is an expectation for a strong global recovery, as national vaccination programmes take hold and industry and commerce dusts itself off.
One thing is for certain, however – the pandemic has forced rapid changes in behaviour: from new working-from-home models to cuts in business and leisure air travel. These changes have encouraged an increasing number of governments to accelerate their nations' low-carbon targets.