American biofuel policy increases hardship on the Guatemalan poor, and you help every time you buy gasoline

Michael Giberson Next time you see one of those “This product may contain up to 10 percent ethanol” stickers on a gas pump, ask yourself why federal government biofuel policies are forcing you to help increase hunger and hardship among poor Guatemalans. Sure, politicians in their comfortable offices in Washington, DC, didn’t intend to help … More American biofuel policy increases hardship on the Guatemalan poor, and you help every time you buy gasoline

Ethanol comments supply evidence that Al Gore will never again run for office

Michael Giberson I suppose Al Gore is enjoying life and never expects to run for public office. ¬†Clear evidence of this fact? His recent comments on ethanol: “It is not a good policy to have these massive subsidies for (U.S.) first generation ethanol,” said Gore, speaking at a green energy business conference in Athens sponsored … More Ethanol comments supply evidence that Al Gore will never again run for office

The gold in the oceans and the gold in algae biofuels

Michael Giberson The gold in the oceans and the gold in algal biofuel have much in common. You can develop a production process in each case, but the capital and operating costs for producing each are far too high for them to be commercially viable. I don’t begrudge anyone trying in either case to improve … More The gold in the oceans and the gold in algae biofuels