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Alternative Fuel Ethanol Hits a Walli
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Steve Baragona
May 10, 2014 10:55 AM
With petroleum-based fuels contributing to climate change, advocates have backed plant-based biofuels as a greener source of energy. A 2007 law requires gasoline makers to add increasing amounts of the biofuel ethanol to the U.S. fuel supply. Home-grown ethanol has also been billed as providing American jobs and more energy independence. But some regulators are now proposing a reduction in the ethanol requirement. VOA’s Steve Baragona looks at why, and what it could mean for food, fuel and the environment.

Alternative Fuel Ethanol Hits a Wall

Published May 10, 2014

With petroleum-based fuels contributing to climate change, advocates have backed plant-based biofuels as a greener source of energy. A 2007 law requires gasoline makers to add increasing amounts of the biofuel ethanol to the U.S. fuel supply. Home-grown ethanol has also been billed as providing American jobs and more energy independence. But some regulators are now proposing a reduction in the ethanol requirement. VOA’s Steve Baragona looks at why, and what it could mean for food, fuel and the environment.


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by: Erock Fisher from: Auberry, CA
May 10, 2014 12:46 PM
To produce more corn farmers are cutting down forests that were already reducing CO2 and then taking credit for the fact that corn crops reduce CO2. I wonder who is buying into this distortion of the truth.