Is this the beginning of the end for biofuels ?

To TreeHugger : “A measure that would remove roughly $6 billion in annual ethanol subsidies just passed the U.S. Senate, signaling, among other things, a shift in public attitude towards the once-heralded alternative fuel.

” It wasn’t so long ago that corn ethanol was considered a plausible replacement for oil – but that was before further scientific inquiry revealed it to be nearly as environmentally damaging as black gold. ”

” Today, the Senate has cleared the way towards ending the ethanol industry’s generous federal funding.” I hope that other rich nations will understand that biofuels aren’t the sustainable solution they promised to be…


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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