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 Recently the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial titled "Al Gore's Ethanol Epiphany"

where they state "he concedes the industry he promoted serves no useful service".

The editorial itself is hardly an epiphany given the Journal's long history of anti-

ethanol bias, preferring to support established big money advertisers in Big Oil and

Big Food. Mr. Gore's "epiphany" is hardly that given he has moved on to "greener"

pastures (pardon the pun) and needs to reinvent himself with interested financiers

such as the gathering in Greece where he made those comments.


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 As a young boy growing up in mid-century Kansas I remember Paul Harvey on the

radio with "The Rest of the Story...". When it comes to renewable ethanol and the

"food vs. fuel" debate it is time for "the rest of the story".

USA Today, no fan of ethanol, noted in its March 18 article, "Hunger, despair for

millions" that "The farm value of food - what goes to the farmer - is about 19% of

the cost in the U.S., according to the U.S Department of Agriculture. The rest goes

to labor, packaging, transportation, energy and corporate profits."


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 A recent article entitled "Clean Green Scam" highlighted the case of Rodney Hailey

whose company sold approximately $9 million worth of fraudulent bio-diesel credits to the

oil industry. Petroleum companies need those credits to show compliance with the national

Renewable Fuels Standard. Mr. Hailey was convicted of 42 counts of fraud, money laundering

and other charges and will likely spend several years as a guest of the federal government.

Justice was served, right? Not so, stated the article. What about the innocent victims, in other

words "Big Oil"?


 Desperate times call for desperate action. That is the situation facing Big Oil at the moment. After

spending billions and billions of dollars to extract increasingly expensive oil out of the ground, USEPA

is about to hand another 5% market share to its cheaper competitor, ethanol. Time to spend as much

money as it takes to destroy the competition.


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 Twenty-five percent of our gasoline from renewable sources by 2022. Eighty

percent of our electricity from renewable sources by 2036. Is this a trip to Fantasy

Island or a challenge worthy of America's innovative prowess? Your answer

probably depends whether you support "old" energy or "new" energy.


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 On January 3rd, the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association sued USEPA

over its ruling to allow 15% ethanol in gasoline for later model automobiles. This is

not a surprise as the battle for market share and the consumer's wallet goes on.

What began as a nice idea to blunt the oil embargoes of the 1970's is now a real

and present danger to fossil fuel interests. This latest action and counteraction are

merely steps in this ongoing war over who is going to control the energy mix in

America.


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 With gasoline prices soaring to $4 and $5 per gallon, it is good to know that relief is available now, but

only if the President will act. His "all of the above" strategy has merit. New oil and gas production is not

the answer, but it is part of the solution. The Keystone Pipeline is not the answer, but it is part of the

solution. Wind and solar the same. And biofuels - to date ethanol has made the only significant

renewable contribution to energy security and a better economy. We now enjoy nearly a million barrels

a day of clean, renewable ethanol production at the expense of those who hate America.. What's more,

the U.S. Navy is not required to escort this sustainable energy source to our gasoline stations.


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 The other day I was talking to a friend when I mentioned the Oil Embargoes of the

1970's. She was 7 years old in 1973 and has little remembrance of the long gas

lines or the "odd" and "even" license plate days just to qualify getting into those

long lines. It dawned on me that the post-Boomer generations have no real idea as

to the trauma that is inflicted when our oil supply is shut off. As we watch the

current events unfold in the Middle East, we must wonder whether possible regime

change will take us back to those tumultuous days of four decades ago. Could it

even be worse?