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Dimwit Energy Policies, Record Corn Prices

Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Aug 11, 2012 8:37 AM
There are a lot of problems with using ethanol as fuel that are not directly related to the subsidies. Many of the parts in modern cars and trucks have to be special made to withstand the corrosive effects it has on fuel system components. That makes your car cost more, repairs become more expensive, at they don't last as long. You can use a simple rubber hose to make a connection with straight gasoline, but ethanol eats that rubber and clogs your fuel system. Many older cars cannot withstand these corrosive effects. Corn is for eating. Ethanol is for drinking.

The price of corn is at all all-time high because of extreme drought conditions in the US coupled with the hottest July temperatures since records began 117 years ago.

Inane Policies

US policy mandates production of ethanol for blending in gasoline. That ethanol comes mostly from corn.

Diverting corn crops to inefficient ethanol production has members of the Group of 20 leading economies – including France, India and China – concerned about the US ethanol policy.