28 Jun '16, 1pm

The Case Against More Ethanol

The Case Against More Ethanol

Editor's note: This is a rebuttal to “The Case for More Ethanol,” a guest blog published at GBA GreenBuildingAdvisor.com on June 27, 2016. By C. FORD RUNGE Ethanol, which seemed like a good idea when huge federal subsidies and mandates were put in place a decade ago, now seems like a very poor idea indeed. Yet despite years of bad ethanol reviews, some prominent figures offer a revanchist argument: Ethanol is not really so bad after all, and we should significantly increase its blending with gasoline from 10% to 30%. As Samuel Johnson remarked of a second marriage, this narrative reads like a triumph of hope over experience. The essence of the argument that we need more, not less, ethanol in our gas tanks is linked to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s upcoming mid-term review of President Obama’s fuel economy standards, established in 2012. Ethanol boosters say no...

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