Friday, September 26, 2008

Obama's energy plan??? Bust?

"Obama will invest federal resources, including tax incentives, cash prizes and government contracts into developing the most promising technologies with the goal of getting the first two billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol into the system by 2013.”
Now, let’s explore ethanol in brief:
“… producing ethanol requires huge amounts of energy — most of which comes from coal. Second, the production process creates a number of hazardous byproducts, and some production facilities are reportedly dumping these in local water sources. Third, food-to-fuel mandates are helping drive up the price of agricultural staples, leading to significant changes in land use with major environmental harm.” (Billy Hallowell)

Does Biden "“No coal plants here in America" know Obama's plan includes COAL? Does Gore " favors an outright moratorium on coal-fired power in the name of climate change"???? Will we be buying it from China too???