Saturday, March 1, 2008

Ethanol as Biofuel

Attention all politicians, celebrities, personalities and eco-idiots:

Ethanol is a lousy biofuel.

It uses too much water to produce, according to an Economist article.

It will affect food prices and availability, according way back in 2006 and 2007.

It might increase deforestation because governments are subsidising Ethanol production which increases demand for corn (the ethanol feedstock of choice) which increase prices which makes it attractive to farmers who wants to plant whatever crop that can fetch higher prices but has no place to plant it. Ergo, forests get chopped, scrapped, burned to make way for corn.

It is a myth, according to International Herald Tribune.

In short: Ethanol solves nothing. It merely trades one set of problems for another set of problems.

Listen you political bird-brains, 'me-want-attention' celebrities, ecoweenies...


Find a way to harness and store solar, wind, geothermal, and dam-free hydropower.