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Wednesday 01/16/13

Fight Over Ethanol Just Beginning
As Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talks about the political clout of rural America, the battle over the Renewable Fuels Standard is just beginning to test that clout.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:24PM CST 01/16/13 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (10)
We don't need to,and shouldn't use good land to grow fuel. There are plenty of better options, like- http://www.airfuelsynthesis.com/, safe new nuclear http://www.nei.org/, http://www.terrapower.com and http://www.proterro.com/ that we should support and fast track,that would be much better for global warming and energy independents. But the RFS mandates stifle better options by forcing us to use billions of gallons,of corn ethanol and other land source energy. Everyone should sign the PLEDGE at http://smarterfuelfuture.org/ . The highly respected OECD said. "The rush to energy crops threatens to cause food shortages and damage to biodiversity with limited benefits â?¦ Government policies supporting and protecting domestic production of biofuels are inefficient [and] not cost effective â?¦ The current push to expand the use of biofuels is creating unsustainable tensions that will disrupt markets without generating significant environmental benefits â?¦ Governments should cease creating new mandates for biofuels and investigate ways to phase them out." - Richard Doornbosch and Ronald Steenblik, "Biofuels: Is the Cure Worse Than the Disease?," in Round Table on Sustainable Development (OECD, Sep 11-12, 2007).
Posted by stan s at 5:33PM CST 01/16/13
9,000 miles on my all electric Leaf since last April ,,,,fueled by solar electricity created on my farm,,,, no oil changes, no gasoline, no frack gas, no nukes, no ethanol, no global warming.
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 8:41PM CST 01/16/13
See http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/renewable-fuels-standard-could-gobble-up-americas-entire-corn-crop/
Posted by Lon Truly at 10:17AM CST 01/17/13
Where ya been Jay? Trying to get your batteries charged on a cloudy day. Low voltage is a bugger. Was concerned for your well being. Hope all is well.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 12:00PM CST 01/17/13
See http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/01/fuel-stop-your-weekly-roundup-of-ethanol-related-news-jan-5-11/
Posted by Lon Truly at 7:36PM CST 01/17/13
lets just all go organic, we can use what little poop we produce to fertlize our egg plants, so we can survive another day, dont worry about the other 2 billion people that live on pennies per day. We have all u educated ones.
Posted by Unknown at 10:32AM CST 01/18/13
And a fire of UNKNOWN origin is lit.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 11:00AM CST 01/18/13
bonnie, do u think posting my name will help?
Posted by Unknown at 11:38AM CST 01/18/13
Stan , I would like to know what good land should be used for?
Posted by Unknown at 11:42AM CST 01/18/13
educate me so I can b one of the elite.
Posted by Unknown at 11:44AM CST 01/18/13
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