Thursday, February 14, 2008

Yep, Ethanol's Bad

Kevin Drum wrote Ethanol: It's Even Worse Than You Thought.. "A few days ago two studies were published showing that biofuels like ethanol had no positive effect on global warming. In fact, it turns out that they're actively bad for the environment. One of the studies concluded that use of corn-based ethanol produces twice as much greenhouse gas emissions as regular gasoline over a 30-year period, and only becomes carbon neutral after 167 years."

Maybe oceans are the answer.

3 comments:

Natalie & Jessica's Dad said...

"The equipment would be moored to the ocean floor, with the tops of the blades spinning 30 to 40 feet below the surface, because that's where the Gulf Stream flows fastest. But standard navigation equipment on ocean vessels could easily guide them around the turbine fields if their hulls reached that deep"

-Yeah, we are hearing how well that theory works with submerged internet cables lately.

Anonymous said...

But it does reduce America's dependence on foreign oil. And using it supports US farmers.

Howard said...

Well it would support US farm subsidiaries. The thought of it has doubled the price of corn recently. Wouldn't it be nice if we grew other crops, like to eat.