Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Renewable Fuel Options

Sometimes its fun t read polls and find out just how stupid people can be.
A new poll conducted by Harris Interactive(R) shows overwhelming American support for expanding renewable fuel options with nine in 10 U.S. adults (88 percent) agreeing the U.S. should pursue renewable energy sources. The poll, commissioned by the Clean Fuels Development Coalition, concludes that 72 percent of adults believe that higher oil prices have had a substantial impact on the rising cost of food in recent months, compared to only 35 percent who believe ethanol production has had a significant impact on rising food prices.

Via News Unfiltered.

Ah, but here's the rub. The US government, that is the people who know what the fuck they're talking about, says we can't do it.
A commercial industry based on converting cellulosic biomass to ethanol does not yet exist in the United States, however, the technology is ready to be deployed in pilot or demonstration facilities. Iogen Corporation, a biotechnology company in Canada, operates the largest demonstration facility, which annually produces about one million gallons of cellulosic ethanol from wheat straw.

And I've blogged before here, here, here about how this just isn't a feasible idea anywhere.

That last link is about how Mexicans are running short of edible corn because of bio-fuels. There are many other posts. Go to SPIIDERWEB™ and use the Google™ search box.

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