January 17, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Photovoltaics beat biofuels at converting sun’s energy to miles driven

In 2005, President George W. Bush and American corn farmers saw corn ethanol as a promising fossil fuel substitute that would reduce both American dependence on foreign oil and greenhouse gas emissions. Accordingly, the 2005 energy bill mandated that 4… Continue reading

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March 11, 2011
by Sasha Lyutse
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Two new bills seek to end corn ethanol subsidies; one would continue giveaways to bad biofuels

Two bills were introduced this week in the U.S. Senate that would stop support for bad biofuels and save taxpayers billions this year alone. Both efforts, one led by Senator Feinstein and the other by Senators Coburn and Cardin, would repeal the main c… Continue reading

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October 21, 2010
by Sasha Lyutse
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USDA’s Vilsack talks about the future but wants to waste $6b on the past

Today, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack gave a speech outlining the administration’s policies on biofuels, focused on reducing our dependence on foreign oil and supporting rural economies. Unfortunately, while he embraced a vision for transit… Continue reading

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