Food for oil

July 14, 2008

How to get out of a big mistake — like the push for corn-based ethanol — without admitting to the  mistake: Why, that was just Phase One, and now we’re moving on to Phase Two.

And they’re also not talking about replacement so much as supplementing: using switchgrass or wood waste products, for example, along with corn.

Still, the conversation — including an energy forum Sunday — has big implications. The nation has 134 ethanol plants in 26 states with 77 more under construction or expanding, according to the Renewable Fuels Association, a trade group for the ethanol industry.

This year’s corn crop, expected to be a record, is worth about $52 billion.

Guess even governors are educable. You dip into one necessity to help you with another necessity, you’re asking for trouble.

Advertisements

One Response to “Food for oil”

  1. Bob G. Says:

    Another case of robbing Peter to pay Paul, no doubt.
    (when WILL they learn?)

    😉

    B.G.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: