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 policy reform–the rare place where environmentalists and energy advocates agree

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a bad joke that is costing American businesses money and trouble over a fuel -- cellulosic ethanol -- that is perhaps decades away from marketability. A coalition is building to eliminate this costly, even damaging, mandate that the EPA is eagerly enforcing despite issuing its rules after the fact and pressing for engine-damaging ethanol limits of up to 15% at a time when gasoline prices are dropping and U.S. production of gasoline is peaking. CFACT advisor Marita Noon says it is time to reform, revise, or repeal the RFS.

By |2014-12-30T11:00:14+00:00December 30th, 2014|CFACT Insights|1 Comment