Friday, September 16, 2011

Our Gas Will Soon Have More Ethanol | Autopia | Wired.com


The ethanol industry wants the Environmental Protection Agency to increase the amount of ethanol blended with gasoline from 10 to 15 percent. Is this a good idea? Of course the ethanol industry wants this, it means more business for them. But there are a ton of considerations about ethanol which makes it seem a bad idea. Ethanol production has a poor energy return on investment. Ethanol production requires a lot of land. Ethanol production competes with land and resources for food production. Bleah.

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