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Sunday, June 12, 2005

Oil v ethanol debate this week

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Compare that to gasoline prices.

Reuters: US farm, oil groups spar over ethanol in bill

On Tuesday, the Senate will wade into the fight between the two politically powerful lobbies when it takes up energy legislation. The $11 billion package also includes incentives to boost domestic oil, natural gas, coal and nuclear supplies.
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The true costs and benefits of corn-distilled ethanol are difficult to pinpoint amid the lobbying hype.

It's pretty easy to understand that most everyone around here favors ethanol over oil. This is Illinois, afterall. But, it would be interesting to see a breakdown of the real costs and savings by someone not bought and paid for by either side.

Via: Green Car Congress: When Lobbies Collide: Farm vs. Oil.

Posted by Marie at June 12, 2005 10:10 PM