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POWER PLAYS: ENERGY OPTIONS IN THE AGE OF PEAK OIL by Robert Rapier

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Corn EthanolPast, Present, and Future

By increasing the use of renewable fuels such as ethanol and bio-diesel, and providing the Department of Energy with a budget to create more energy efficiency options, agriculture can be the backbone of our energy supply as well.

—John Salazar, former U.S. Congressman

Today, about 40 percent of all U.S. corn—that's 15 percent of global corn production or 5 percent of all global grain—is diverted into the corn ethanol scam in order to produce the energy equivalent of about 0.6 percent of global oil needs.

—Robert Bryce, author

In order to examine the pros and cons of biofuel policies—and how they might ...

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