18 Aug '11, 10pm

Ethanol is now a matter of national security:

Ethanol is now a matter of national security:

Battle-corn: A tank prepares to refill on cheap biofuels. Opponents of using food for fuel, I've got good news and bad news. First the good: It appears that Congress is finally willing to kill two of the ethanol industry's main government supports -- the 45-cent-per-gallon ethanol tax credit worth about $6 billion per year, and the 54-cent-per-gallon tariff on Brazilian ethanol. Now the bad: The Obama administration (which has been as aggressive an advocate for ethanol as any corn-state Senator) isn't going to let the ethanol industry down -- even if it means using federal dollars to ensure that 40 percent of U.S. corn keeps going into American gas tanks. The administration's commitment comes despite the fact that so-called "second generation" biofuels -- i.e. the kind that don't require corn as the feedstock -- remain forever "around the corner" (as this recent Reuters in...

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