Originally Posted by Edge_factor
Ethanol was a terrible idea...all these liberals talking about global warming and Ethanol is the answer...how about doing some research first and finding out that IT"S NOT FEASIBLE!
I'm going to post some pictures on this site later today to prove this isn't just some ' BS propaganda ' type of speech on my part.
About a mile from my present home, an Ethanol facility is going online. Its located next to a railway that wasn't used for quite a while. The Railway used to belong to Conrail.
The whole venture is PRIVATE INDUSTRY. The taxpayers have little to do with it.
Theres billions spent in subsidies every year to farmers whom don't grow crops. I believe its called ' crop rotation ' or something ( I don't know all the facts on that aspect of it, I'm not a farmer ). Theres many areas of NYS that are rich in minerals and fertile and prime for growing.
Its not weather or not gas is a better energy source then ethanol. Its not which yields better results per dollar or that idiotic and incorrect statement of ' fuel economy ', its having control of its costs and creation.
If the sandmen state tomorrow they are going to charge 150$ a barrel of oil, thats it. Thats what YOU and I would pay. Like it or not, its a done deal.
With having our own source of energy, there could be a revolt or outcry that would have to be addressed.
A while back, NHBubba_revisited stated ' like it or not , someday you will be forced off gas ', he was VERY correct in saying such. Oil supplies WILL run-out sometime and what will replace it then?
THAT is a realistic model to look at.
Your looking at TODAY and nothing else. DO you plan on retiring in 40 years? 30? 20? Your looking at 300$/barrel oil as those supplies are going to dwindle more and more each year as China is now growing by leaps and bounds and consuming more oil then the US will very soon ( if they haven't already! ).
The more we do to get out of the same markets they have a demand for, the better.