Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Stupidity of Ethanol in a single sentence

Peg, at A Secondhand Conjecture, finds a sentence that cuts to the heart of the matter:

Every fill of the tank with ethanol uses the same amount of corn a child would eat in a year, and let’s not even talk about the amount of potable water used to grow the corn in the first place.

Sort of makes fossil fuels seem more rational, huh?


cassandra m said...

Scientific American had a brief discussion of the relative energy efficiency of celluosic stocks a few months back.

I wonder -- alot -- about the effects of corn (and other agricultural) price supports on this entire process. I suspect that withdrawing price supports for food stocks would make the problem alot more stark.

Jim Fryar said...

I have been on about this issue for some time.

It tends to be a classic issue where political correctness over rides common sense.