Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Research Shows Ethanol isn't Worth the Energy

Farmers, businesses and state officials — including many in Nebraska — are investing millions of dollars in ethanol and biofuel plants as renewable energy sources, but a new study says the alternative fuels burn more energy than they produce.

Supporters of ethanol and other biofuels contend they burn cleaner than fossil fuels, reduce U.S. dependence on oil and give farmers another market to sell their produce.
But researchers at Cornell University and the University of California-Berkeley say it takes 29 percent more fossil energy......

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There is also the Counter Argument that Ethanol IS worth the energy (Read More)


Salem Jim said...

Not everyone agrees with this position. See this post on The Energy Blog. http://thefraserdomain.typepad.com/energy/2005/09/ethanol_energy_.html

brianrobertsmith said...

For a counter argument, visit http://journeytoforever.org/ethanol_energy.html

nomer said...

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