January 17, 2013
Mandating Ethanol - Good or Bad?
Jared Anderson, AOL Energy
There is a contentious debate underway regarding mandated ethanol blending into gasoline that touches on issues like food versus fuel and the sanctity of free markets. The severe drought that hit the US this past summer reduced corn crop yields - a major ethanol feedstock - and sparked calls for a waiver of the Renewable Fuels Standard that reportedly uses some 40% of the US corn crop to produce ethanol.
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