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How to make the end of 2011 and the corn ethanol tax credit the beginning of

Americans want the U.S. to lead the world in renewable energy, but these are screwy times in our nation’s capital. Some people are trying to turn clean, renewable energy into something dirty. The fossil fuel industry and the radical right, including Grover Norquist and politicians looking to score cheap political points, are taking on key policies that level the playing field for renewables. Everything from renewable electric standards passed by 29 states to the Production Tax Credit for renewables is under attack. But just like a broken clock is right twice a day, these people trying to stop renewables occasionally get things right. That’s the case with the impending expiration of the main corn ethanol tax credit . Despite Norquist’s initial defense of the subsidy , at the end of the day, not even the millions the corn ethanol industry spent on lobbying could stand up aga...

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