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.


One Response to “Food for oil”

  1. Bob G. Says:

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



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