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Ethanol Bad for Environment

Filed under: Business,Energy — Tags: , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 8:35 am 2008 February 8

Crops consume carbon dioxide when they grow but add it when they’re burned, so it balances itself right? Corn Ethanol and Soybean diesel sound like a good option but there’s a sinister downside to the use of bio-fuels. It’s twice as bad as burning gasoline in terms of greenhouse gasses and global warming.

Princeton Universities Tim Searchinger finds there are other effects from the use of bio-fuels “The simplest explanation is that when we divert our corn or soybeans to fuel, if people around the world are going to continue to (more…)