quote:That is a valid concern. However, it is not true. There is a wealth of information out there on the internet. Some of the information is bad, some is questionable, and some is just good objective studies. The biggest problem with ethanol is - transportation - its not readily transporatable in the pipeline system. So, by asking questions like this on this forum you are going to get more "crackpot" theories then you will actual facts. So use google and see whats out there.
Originally posted by Louie's gone fishing: Actually, GM is really behind this stuff, to the point that they don't list the EPA mileage for E85 on the sticker, just the gas mileage. It's going to be interesting, to see if E85 expands into non corn states. Also, I wonder how much the corn growers are getting helped on the front end of this deal. I worry that it's going to take more energy to get the E85 in our tanks, than the E85 produces pushing our cars around.
quote:It won't take long for the truth to shine through on this E85 nonsense. "Debate" will reliably re-ignite as the people gradually buy E85 capable cars and suddenly find themselves paying 20-25% for for fuel to get from the same Pt A to the same Pt B!
Originally posted by jmacmaster: "WASHINGTON -- Along with automakers, the Bush administration wants to end debate over whether ethanol made from corn yields more energy than does the fuel used to produce it. The Energy Department's verdict: It does." This is a perfect example of the kind of agenda-driven research and study that one should dismiss with a grain of salt if one seeks the truth about something. The Bush administration wants to end debate about EVERYTHING that it supports. The Energy Department's pronunciations are not to be trusted, since the dept. simply advances the Bush agenda regardless of the facts.