A bad idea hits the gas pumps

Urban, Dustin Heron
February 2008
High Country News;2/4/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p28
The author reflects on ethanol campaign in the U.S. He argues that ethanol, a corn-based fuel, is not a good source of energy to support with since according to the economists and environmental studies, an increasing demand for this kind of fuel will also cause price hikes on food. He also adds that ethanol is energy-intensive that the country is required to import more natural gas to meet demands for this "domestic" fuel.


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