23 June 2007

quote of the day-or-so

We already are paying thrice for Washington's love affair with corn-based fuel, in the form of higher taxes, higher gasoline prices and higher food prices. Yet because of the prodigious amounts of energy and fertilizer used in its cultivation, corn-based ethanol provides little or no net reduction in CO2 over the gasoline it displaces.
Holman W. Jenkins, Jr, from the WSJ.

1 comment:

  1. You know it and I know it : Ethanol is a red herring.

    What's really sad is that almost every time I talk to someone about sustainable energy, they always want to talk about fuel prices first and foremost. Hardly anyone looks at the whole picture, the full cost of things.