Super duper fuels, eh?
brett at cloud9.net
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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