I don’t wish to turn this into an “alterna-energy” blog, so you’ll probably not hear much more beyond this post. But some folks have asked why I’m suspicious of ethanol, and I think it is worth addressing.
The short answer is that I don’t trust any of the major players who’ll end up benefiting from the largesse that supporting ethanol to bring. Or to put it another way – any time Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill are happy, I get instantly suspicious.
Yes, yes, this is hardly a good, sound scientific reason. This is why I don’t write about energy.
However, it seems like the good folk over at Law for Food was able to dig up at least one good reason to be against ethanol -
Ethanol Production Consumes Six Units Of Energy To Produce Just One.