False Promise of Biofuels

Millions, probably billions of dollars have been wasted by investing in biofuel companies in an effort to replace oil. Fortune magazine recently highlighted the failure of a biofuel company, but there have been many more. The company Fortune reported on Continue reading False Promise of Biofuels

Hot Rocks and Fracking

Electricity has been produced successfully from geothermal sources for decades. Perhaps, the first successful geothermal power plant was in Larderello, Italy in 1911. Today, in the United States, there are successful geothermal power plants in California and Nevada. The potential Continue reading Hot Rocks and Fracking

Biofuel Mandates

Why are biofuels being forced onto America? This year the EPA has mandated that 8.65 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol be mixed with gasoline. If a producer can’t obtain cellulosic ethanol to mix with its gasoline, it must pay a Continue reading Biofuel Mandates

The Ethanol Problem

Congress enacted a law that mandates we use 35 billion gallons of ethanol by 2022, with the ethanol mixed into our gasoline. The law said that 20 billion gallons of this must come from cellulosic materials, leaving 15 billion to Continue reading The Ethanol Problem