Researchers have found that some buyers are willing to pay for environmentally friendly products because those products are “status symbols.” A report in The Atlantic states: “Environmentally friendly behaviors typically go unseen; there’s no public glory in shortened showers or diligent recycling. But when people can use their behavior to broadcast their own goodness, their […]
There is a growing, bipartisan consensus (outside certain corn-dominant states) that it is time to end the ethanol mandate — and definitely not to expand that mandate to include E15 fuel, which has a track record of fouling engines and engine components. Ethanol is especially hard on marine engines — and E15 would be much worse. Meanwhile, the ethanol mandate has contributed to rising prices for food and certain consumer goods.