The Push for Alcohol Fuels

In the news, our state governor, George Pataki, is pushing for a new plan to supply ethanol and biodiesel to cars in the state, and encourage flexible-fuel ("E85") vehicles. George Bush's State of the Union speech tomorrow is expected to focus on energy issues with a call for more production of corn-based ethanol. And Mars Society founder Robert Zubrin has even weighed in, with this American Enterprise Institute article promoting ethanol and methanol as solutions. 

Unfortunately, biomass ethanol/methanol cannot be the solution to our problems, and these arguments are simply off-base.

Created: 2006-01-30 21:26:52 by Arthur Smith