StlSluggers wrote:mbuser wrote:interesting blurb about ethanol in there too -- once again, the right people stand to gain from the idea that ethanol can be viable on a large scale, so we'll throw billions at it. from a net energy and land-use standpoint, isn't it a terrible idea?
I don't like ethanol for one reason and one reason only: nature.
Weather-impacted energy sources are a terrible idea. Period.
a valid point, but it's safe to assume that whichever multinational petrol company had the huuuuuuge tracts of land for growing the corn would never have to fear for having irrigation. we'd pay for a way to get water to them if they were in death valley