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Response to mike_c (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 07:55 PM

3. Like I said, we are gambling out entire economy on an uninterrupted supply of oil. That is a huge

gamble.

We are getting close to the limit Congress put on renewable fuels from plant sources (15 billion gallons). We need to do something as quickly as possible to reduce our dependence on oil before we have an economic disaster caused by an interruption in the supply of oil - or just the threat of an interruption - that's enough to cause petroleum speculators to drive the price of oil up to economy killing levels.

We can also make methanol from forest and agricultural waste material, and blend that with the ethanol we currently make. THis would be a renewable fuel. But somebody in Washington needs to push it (- well, they need to recognize it's an option ... THEN push it). But I don't think the Oil industry will allow this to happen.



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