Thursday, January 17, 2013

Photovoltaics beat biofuels at converting sun's energy to miles driven

In 2005, President George W. Bush and American corn farmers saw corn ethanol as a promising fossil fuel substitute that would reduce both American dependence on foreign oil and greenhouse gas emissions. Accordingly, the 2005 energy bill mandated that 4 billion gallons of renewable fuel be added to the gasoline supply in 2006. That rose to 4.7 billion gallons in 2007 and 7.5 billion in 2012.

http://phys.org/news/2013-01-photovoltaics-biofuels-sun-energy-miles.h


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