Loss of ethanol subsidy boosts gasoline prices a little, E85 prices a lot

Michael Giberson The basic math is pretty simple: most gasoline in the U.S. has about 10 percent ethanol, so the the 45 cents/gallon VEETC subsidy reduced the price of gasoline about 4.5 cents. The subsidy expired at the end of 2011, so one reason gasoline prices have gone up a few cents since New Year’s … More Loss of ethanol subsidy boosts gasoline prices a little, E85 prices a lot

Marc Gunther on the brewing solar PV trade wars

Michael Giberson Marc Gunther asks, “Should we worry about Chinese government subsidies to its solar industry? Or send the Chinese a thank-you note?”┬áThe issue is a “dumping” complaint filed by several U.S. based manufacturers with the U.S. International Trade Commission alleging China so subsidizes its solar PV production that the PV panels are being sold … More Marc Gunther on the brewing solar PV trade wars