Posts Tagged ‘ethanol’

Just as the fiscal crisis sweeping through the major oil-consuming nations of the world is cutting funding for green energy, one of the most expensive yet least efficient of green fuels, corn-based ethanol, has been given another year of generous taxpayer support in the US. The promotion of corn-based ethanol has been America’s principal policy [...]


Boone Pickens’s Plan Full of Hot Air

Posted by Jeff Rubin on August 11th, 2010 under SmallerWorldTags: , , , ,  • 8 Comments

Boone Pickens’s plans to save the United States from its energy dependence on so-called hostile petro-powers is, simply put, full of hot air. The abundance of shale gas in the US will no more free the country’s motorists from dependence on foreign oil than have either the American production of over ten billion gallons of [...]