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post #10 of Old 08-04-2008
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Originally Posted by negrini View Post
Ethanol (now widely offered) os far more cost effective.
That's only because its production is heavily subsidized. Take away the subsidies and discover ethanol's real cost. Furthermore: Some question ethanol's touted "carbon neutrality," indicating ethanol may take more energy to produce than it creates. Meanwhile: Human and animal food crops are being turned into internal combustion engine "food," creating shortages and raising prices.

Ethanol as a solution to energy needs and pollution may well be a chimera.

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