Ethanol: A "Solution" Without a Problem

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In the probably insane hope of building common ground with a pack of climate change deniers, Amy Ridenour’s National Centre for Public Policy Research has released a quite-reasonable report on the wrong-headedness of subsidizing and/or mandating the refining of ethanol from corn.

Ethanol from corn doesn’t help in the fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and diverting corn from its higher use as a food source is counterproductive. This issue provides a lively demonstration of what happens when government responds to self-interested lobbyists rather than, say, scientists.

Anyway, here’s a gold star for Amy . Maybe she’ll figure out the whole global warming thing soon and start making sense on that issue, too. 

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