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Corn Based Ethanol

Ethanol Industry Making Historic Drought That Much Worse

Bloomberg View | The Editors | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: Record-high corn prices should be sending a clear message to policy makers in Washington: Requiring people to put corn-based fuel i...

Urge 'Lame Duck' Congress to Fight for Alternative Fuels

Jeff Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Simmons

The biofuels industry is in a fledgling state. If our leaders make a strategic error now, the American ethanol industry could suffer and we may be forced to buy ethanol from our foreign competitors.

Weekly Mulch: Why Energy Reform is on Shaky Ground

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Since national energy reform is on the rocks, ethanol subsidies for the Midwest and ballot propositions to...

Winning the Race for Renewable Energy

Jeff Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Simmons

America needs to be a leader in the clean energy economy of the future. If we are serious about winning this race, now is not the time to take our foot off the pedal.

Congress -- It's Easy to Save Taxpayers $6 Billion -- Cut Fuel Costs

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

2010-09-22-sugarcanecopy.jpg Current U.S. ethanol policies include an interlocking system of subsidies and tariffs that cost taxpayers $6 billion per year.

After 30 Years of Federal Subsidies and Tariffs, Ethanol Can Go It Alone

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

As the world's top producers of ethanol, the United States and Brazil should lead by example in creating a free market for clean, renewable energy.

Corn Ethanol -- Not Enough Bang For the Subsidized Buck

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The fundamental problem with corn ethanol, the thing that makes it a non-starter in practical terms, is that it is not at all clear that corn ethanol reduces green house gases.

Staying in the Lead on Biofuel Development -- Part 2

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

Producing ethanol from cellulose can cut carbon dioxide emissions by 86% compared to gasoline according to the US Department of Energy, and ethanol can be produced in almost every part of the country.

Ethanol and Water

Robert Glennon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Glennon

In the case of corn, it takes 2,500 gallons of water to grow enough corn to produce 1 gallon of ethanol. That's right, 2,500 gallons.

Ethanol and the Price of Food

Ken Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ken Cook

Mr. Vander Griend's main complaint appears to be that while the price of corn has dropped in recent months, the cost of food has not. This should not come as a surprise.

Who Ate My Tortillas? -- The Truth About Food vs. Fuel

Josh Tickell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Tickell

Corn may be environmentally detrimental, but it is difficult to pin the systemic problems in our international markets solely on biofuels.

Biofuel Future Threatened By Severe Weather

New York Times | Jad Mouawad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The record storms and floods that swept through the Midwest last month struck at the heart of America's corn region, drowning fields and dashing hopes...

Food Riots Skyrocket, World Leaders Have No Solutions

Wall Street Journal | BOB DAVIS, DOUGLAS BELKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Finance ministers gathered this weekend to grapple with the global financial crisis also struggled with a problem that has plagued the world periodica...