Ethanol Reduces Use of Imported Oil, Is Sustainable
by Douglas Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/DelMarVa Now) A recent column from Dan Ervin is so wholly lacking in facts, the author does himself a disservice. The renewable fuel requirement supports U.S. agriculture and reduces dependence on imported oil — the same oil that finances international terrorism and druglords, and causes the nation to have a military presence in the Mideast that hits every American in the pocketbook — to say nothing of personal loss and sacrifice by service members.
The use of ethanol does neither raises food and grain prices nor increases gas prices. Corn prices are at a 10-year low, nearly below the cost of production. Recent studies show global food prices have been declining. Ethanol has a slightly lower energy content than gasoline, but is significantly less expensive. READ MORE and MORE