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Thursday, July 19, 2007


SEMA eNews, Vol. 10, No. 29 - Jul 19, 2007

According to the article, “Jerry Taylor, senior fellow at the Cato Institute based in Washington, DC, isn’t impressed by arguments in favor of ethanol.” He has very harsh criticism for the push for ethanol. In fact, he says that “the U.S. ethanol program exists to transfer money from taxpayers to farmers and ethanol processors.” He also points out that the use of ethanol will not reduce greenhouse gas emissions and that gasoline is not the biggest contributor to industrial greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, coal consumption is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gases, and a lot of coal goes into ethanol production.

Coal , gasoline , greenhouse gasses. Wheres Al Gore now. I know Al Gore III is cruising at 100mph on the 405 in his Prius

A study conducted by Stanford University found that more use of E85 will produce worse air quality and lead to other problems including increased ozone-related mortality and hospitalization, as well as a 9% increase in asthma cases in Los Angeles and 4% increase nationwide. Taylor also states that “ethanol is a ‘green’ fuel only to the extent that it produces green-colored currency for corn farmers and ethanol processors.”

We don't have E85 in Los Angeles. How do they figure it will cause a 9% increase in California when there isn't a single station in LA where you can buy E85 ?


NitinJ said...

There is a site opening up in LA this month... I am considering trying it out for my racecar because of the higher octane rating as well it is a little cheaper... The Pontiac Solstice drift car runs on E85...

Sean Morris said...

Where is it opening in LA ?

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