Opponents of bio-fuel claim that it will never be competitive with gasoline or diesel. But bio-fuels are still in their infancy -- with more research, they may indeed become a competitive alternative energy source.
The corn ethanol tax credit is a huge waste of money. We don't need an additional 1.4 billion gallons of corn ethanol or the deforestation that comes with it. And we sure as heck don't need to be spending $4.18 per gallon for it.
While ending America's wars sounds logical and direct, I am beginning to doubt I will ever see this in my lifetime, as long or short as it may be. The country has become inextricably engaged in these conflicts.
EPA is often torn between sound science, analytical techniques/limitations and politics. The agency's announcement that scientific evidence shows greenhouse gases contribute to health and environmental safety is long overdue.
It is inconceivable that an honest and transparent accounting of the carbon emissions of petroleum when compared to those of ethanol would somehow be lower. It defies logic, reason, and most of all, facts.
Having an appreciation for Al Gore's commitment to science and advocacy of responsible policies on energy, the environment, and the economy, I was disappointed by his treatment of ethanol and other biofuels in his new book.
As negotiators from approximately 200 countries convene in Copenhagen for the United Nations climate change conference, there's one issue on which the world's wealthier and poorer nations should be able to agree: