Almost all biofuels used today cause more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fuels if the full emissions costs of producing these –green” fuels are taken into account, two studies being published Thursday have concluded.
You don’t say.
Via Instapundit, who writes
It doesn’t seem to address ethanol or methanol from waste biomass, though. Those should have a considerably more benign profile. Also, there are advantages to weakening OPEC even if there’s no environmental benefit from doing so.
I support alternative fuel and energy sources, but not primarily for environmental reasons. Weakening OPEC is a good reason, cutting money going to our enemies is a better reason, and being self-sufficient is the best reason.
I’d sure like to see some non-corn ethanol and more nuclear power.
A few months ago we tried a tank of E85 in our minivan. The mileage dropped from about 22 to less than 17, and it took several tanks for the mileage to get back up in the neighborhood where it had been previously. Not a good experience. We’ve used the 10% ethanol fuels offered in several states on our travels with no noticeable difference, though.