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The Overselling and High Costs of Bio-Fuels

February 13, 2013 1 minute Read by Bernard L. Weinstein

Bernard L. Weinstein, National Journal Corn-derived ethanol has been heralded as the magic potion that can drive us to the promised land of energy freedom while at the same time slowing global warming and helping America's farmers. To those ends, and to appease rural voters, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wants petroleum companies to increase the amount of ethanol blended with gasoline above the currently mandated level of 10 percent. This is not a surprising request, considering the industry's facilities are 20 percent idle, several large ethanol refiners have filed for bankruptcy, and the 46 cents per gallon tax credit has expired. Read More


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Bernard L. Weinstein
Bernard L. Weinstein

Bernard L. Weinstein is Associate Director of the Maguire Energy Institute and an Adjunct Professor of Business Economics in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He has taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the State University of New York, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of North Texas. He has authored or co-authored numerous books, monographs, and articles on the subjects of economic development, energy security, public policy, and taxation. His work has appeared in professional journals as well as the popular press. He earned an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.

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