Schadenfreude and a they told you so moment – AP Investigation: Corn-Based Ethanol Causes Environment Damage

From the department of “told you so” comes this about-face on what was supposed to be an environmental solution. It seems the cure is worse than the disease: “CORYDON, Iowa — The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America’s push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil.…

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The grass is greener on the ethanol model side

From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Switch from corn to grass would raise ethanol output, cut emissions CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Growing perennial grasses on the least productive farmland now used for corn ethanol production in the U.S. would result in higher overall corn yields, more ethanol output per acre and better groundwater quality, researchers…