Super duper fuels, eh?

Brett Dikeman brett at
Sun Aug 5 00:13:14 EDT 2007

On Aug 4, 2007, at 11:05 PM, Robert Myers wrote:

> It's thermodynamics.  No way for it to become more efficient enough  
> to make a net gain.  Regardless of what the politicos say, you  
> can't get something for nothing.  "There ain't no such thing as a  
> free lunch."

You forgot sunlight.  It's not a closed system.  Corn isn't a good  
source of ethanol; that's why it is a net loss.  As for corn prices  
rising- it'll do the nation some good.  High fructose corn syrup is  
probably the biggest smoking gun in America's obesity problem.  And  
why is high fructose corn syrup cost-effective instead of sugar?  The  
price of sugar is controlled by the federal government (not a whole  
lot of people know this.)  Why is that done?  Sugar outside the US is  
dirt, dirt cheap and US sugar growers would be out of business  
overnight if they actually had to compete against foreign imports.

As for "foreign oil dependencies" from "shaky dictatorships": 

Hey, lookie there.  Pretty diverse, eh?

Okay, I promise I'm done :-P


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