Biofuels Looking Worse, Not Better, Over Time

More than a decade after the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act imposed mandatory biofuel requirements on the American economy, even biofuel apologists acknowledge biofuels are falling far short of industry promises.

By |2018-05-14T14:24:22+00:00May 16th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Biofuels Looking Worse, Not Better, Over Time

The biofuel crony capitalist revolving door

CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen pulls no punches, calling today's ethanol and biofuels mandates and subsidies a fascistic scheme that harms both the economy and the environment and does nothing to conserve domestic energy while doing a lot to stifle economic growth. He urges the swift repeal of ethanol and biofuels mandates.

By |2018-01-07T15:06:17+00:00January 7th, 2018|CFACT Insights, Energy|Comments Off on The biofuel crony capitalist revolving door

DC Swamp denizens strike back

Thanks to the efforts of Big Corn and other lobbyists, the American people will continue to be required to dilute their gasoline and diesel fuel (and their miles per gallon) with ethanol and biodiesel -- in increasing amounts. CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen recounts how the renewables mandates are harmful to the economy, the environment, and many of the vehicles that do not run well with these additives. One day, the people will win this war against harmful mandates -- just not this day.

By |2017-10-26T09:25:41+00:00October 23rd, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on DC Swamp denizens strike back

Biofuel justifications are illusory

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen explains why the renewable fuel standard is out of touch with today's energy realities -- the ethanol mandates, including for cellulosic ethanol -- far exceed even the perceived need. Ethanol ruins gasoline mileage, and gasoline cut with 15% ethanol ruins older automobile and truck engines (pre-2007) and almost all small gasoline-powered engines (including outboard motors, lawnmowers, and more).

By |2017-08-04T14:24:38+00:00July 29th, 2017|CFACT Insights|11 Comments

Diogenes searching for honest policies

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Drieseen outlines the various justifications for wind turbines and biofuels and shows the fallacies behind arguments in their favor. The simple truth is that renewable energy costs more, and that hurts the poor, who are doubly stung as their tax dollars are given as subsidies to wealthy speculators (like Warren Buffett, who chortled that the subsidies are the reason he makes money from wind).

By |2017-03-10T09:21:34+00:00March 6th, 2017|CFACT Insights|34 Comments

The hidden agendas of sustainability illusions

Like “dangerous manmade climate change,” sustainability reflects poor understanding of basic energy, economic, resource extraction, and manufacturing principles – and a tendency to emphasize tautologies and theoretical models as an alternative to readily observable evidence in the Real World. It also involves well-intended but ill-informed people being led by ill-intended but well-informed activists who use the concept to gain greater government control over people’s lives, livelihoods, and living standards.

By |2017-02-10T05:56:21+00:00February 9th, 2017|CFACT Insights|47 Comments

Ethanol is the wrong solution

Ethanol may be a good deal for corn farmers, but it is bad for Gulf fishing and marine life in general, bad for automobile and other engines, bad for the economy, bad for gasoline mileage, and bad for the environment. So why are we still mandating its use in vehicles?

By |2016-09-06T11:40:47+00:00September 6th, 2016|CFACT Insights|9 Comments

Why waste food to replace something we already have too much of?

As total repeal of the ethanol renewable fuel standard is unlikely, a compromise has been crafted that CFACT advisor Marita Noon says would go a long way toward minimizing the problem from over-zealous government intervention in the vehicular fuel marketplace. It is time to get back to allowing the free market—not Congress, not unelected bureaucrats, not mandates, not artificially spurred growth in a chosen industry—to determine our fuel choices.

By |2016-05-27T02:06:43+00:00May 23rd, 2016|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Why waste food to replace something we already have too much of?

Ethanol loses its few friends

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.

By |2015-11-17T21:24:28+00:00November 17th, 2015|CFACT Insights|2 Comments

Ethanol and biodiesel: Guilty as charged

Biodiesel and ethanol are killers -- and thieves of fuel efficiency, engine life, and pocketbooks. They exist in our society primarily thanks to corruptible politicians who took advantage of an "oil crisis" to entrench themselves into the American automobile. They typically reduce gas mileage, increase engine wear, and create a multitude of other problems for consumers -- including higher expenses for transportation.

By |2015-07-18T01:50:22+00:00July 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|4 Comments
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