A recent move from the White House has many right-wingers playing Eco-activist.
Nevertheless, here's a truism regardless of partisan f*ckery . . .
BIOFUEL IS A BAD IDEA!!!
In fact . . .
Burning food for fuel might be one of the most destructive things that humans do. And yet, our environmentalist friends haven't raised a peep.
To be fair . . . There's cash in it for Kansas farmers . . . Here's the report . . .
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Acting State Director for Rural Development Kansas Dan Fischer announced that the Department has provided $36.25 million to help lower the costs and support biofuel producers who face unexpected market losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The USDA noted that the funds have been made available through the Biofuel Producer Program, which was created as part of the CARES Act.
“The pandemic disrupted the rural economy through market interruptions,” Fischer said. “The USDA is targeting resources to improve the resiliency of critical markets for Kansas farmers and ranchers.”
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - More than $36 million has been given to Kansas ethanol producers to lower surging costs and ease the burden of losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S.
Further reading . . .
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Biden administration on Friday set new requirements that increase the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation's gasoline supply but reduce previous ethanol-blending requirements due to a plunge in fuel demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
The revisionist effort to increase the percentage of ethanol blended with U.S. gasoline continues to ignore the major environmental impacts of growing corn for fuel and how it inevitably leads to higher prices for this staple food crop. It remains a bad idea whose time has passed.
The process to harvest and produce corn-based ethanol creates more harmful emissions than normal gasoline, according to a new report published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The five-year study, partially funded by the National Wildlife Federation and U.S. Department of Energy, found that ethanol is at least 24% more carbon-intensive than gasoline, Reuters reports.
You decide . . .