Iowans to ethanol: Enough is enough

It came as a real surprise when Iowa lawmakers recently rebuffed an effort by the ethanol industry and its powerful political allies to raise the percentage of ethanol blended into gasoline at service stations in Iowa to 15%.

By |2021-06-19T06:19:33-04:00June 21st, 2021|Energy|Comments Off on Iowans to ethanol: Enough is enough

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 |2018-05-14T14:24:22-04:00May 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 |2018-01-07T15:06:17-05:00January 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 |2017-10-26T09:25:41-04:00October 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 |2017-08-04T14:24:38-04:00July 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 |2017-03-10T09:21:34-05:00March 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 |2017-02-10T05:56:21-05:00February 9th, 2017|CFACT Insights|47 Comments