The great Ethanol Scam

The great Ethanol Scam

PostBy: theo On: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:17 pm

Here is a good read about ethanol,,,,, http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/c ... 058678.htm
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Re: The great Ethanol Scam

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:24 pm

Are we the taxpayers still on the hook for 40 cents on every gallon of ethanol produced? Based on this my guess is that gasoline taxes will need to rise by as much as 5 cents on the dollar in conjunction with the 50% increase in ethanol in our gasoline.
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Re: The great Ethanol Scam

PostBy: DieselBob On: Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:06 pm

Just another example of the lunacy alive and well in the government... :mad:
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Re: The great Ethanol Scam

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:27 pm

DieselBob wrote:Just another example of the lunacy alive and well in the government... :mad:


Did we need any more examples of how the government is completely out of touch, crazy and stupid?
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Re: The great Ethanol Scam

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:44 pm

Let me think about this for a minute. Chain saws,tractor,lawn mower,weed wacker,oh can't forget the new expensive yamaha generator........nightmares are a comin' tonight. Mike
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Re: The great Ethanol Scam

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:40 am

This whole thing is no more than another farm subsidy . If you want ridiculous start looking at some of those. They have been in place for 40/50 yrs. Big oil pales in comparison...... :( I didnt read the article but in 1976 I did a paper on ethanol as a motor fuel. I was a freshman engineer and our group figured out pretty quickly that the energy in was greater than the energy out, hence the subsidy. The only viable alternative I see for this country might be algae oil . Bottom line is that we need to move toward the 100mi economy, and get rid of all the trucking and shipping :notsure: .
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PostBy: NWBuilder On: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:43 am

My head hurts!!
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PostBy: anthony7812 On: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:43 am

waldo lemieux wrote: Bottom line is that we need to move toward the 100mi economy, and get rid of all the trucking and shipping :notsure: .


Ouch... what about rebuilding the rail? how about domestic fuel production and infrastructure with natural gas, reduce trucking i would agree but eliminating it would kill millions of jobs.
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PostBy: Rigar On: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:36 am

I am alittle suprised that the article made absolutely no mention of the affect mandated ethanol utilization has had on the price of (essentially all ) groceries.
50% more ethanol would be catostrophic....IMO
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Re: The great Ethanol Scam

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:41 am

Everything in that article I've been screaming about for years.

When they mandate 15%, get ready for 25 -30% leaving you stranded on the side of the road. I guess the gov't figures more tows + more repairs = more tax revenue ??? :confused:

What times we live in .... :|
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