Record-high corn prices should be sending a clear message to policy makers in Washington: Requiring people to put corn-based fuel i...
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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.
by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger
Since national energy reform is on the rocks, ethanol subsidies for the Midwest and ballot propositions to...
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.
Current U.S. ethanol policies include an interlocking system of subsidies and tariffs that cost taxpayers $6 billion per year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Corn may be environmentally detrimental, but it is difficult to pin the systemic problems in our international markets solely on biofuels.
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...
Finance ministers gathered this weekend to grapple with the global financial crisis also struggled with a problem that has plagued the world periodica...
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