Monday, July 18, 2005

Soybean Fuel: You Pay a LOT

It takes 29% more fossil fuel energy to MAKE ethanol auto fuel than the soybeans actually deliver to your car.

This is not exactly news, but now Cornell and UC-Berkeley researchers ran the numbers.

Worse, that doesn't count the $3 billion in Fed/State subsidies.

The other ethanol sources: switchgrass, wood, or sunflowers, are comparable or worse.

But your Wisconsin State Senate leadership will not be deterred by the facts.

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