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Bunnies for Biofuel?

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumAug 18, 2010 1:24 PM

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This week I'm taking part in a short course entitled Energy Technology and Policy at UT. Posting may be light, but in the mean time, take a look at this article from Spiegel last year... Initially I thought this sounded like a piece out of the The Onion, but apparently Sweden is burning rabbits for fuel:

Shot, Frozen and Burnt Sweden Turning Stray Rabbits Into Biofuel

Stray rabbits are getting a raw deal in Sweden. Thousands of them living in the center of Stockholm are being culled, deep frozen and converted into biofuel for heating homes. Wildlife campaigners have criticized the practice.

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The center of the Swedish capital is being plagued by thousands of rabbits, some of them wild and some of them stray pets, and 3,000 have been culled this year, down from 6,000 in 2008, Tommy Tuvunger, who hunts rodents for the Stockholm city administration, told SPIEGEL ONLINE. Read on here

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