Opinion: "A low-carbon fuel standard will do little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it is a gift to the ethanol lobby."

| August 23, 2010

Durwood Zaelke, President of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development: “Biochar is a winning climate strategy that policymakers need to start supporting now to start drawing down excess CO2 that is on the verge of pushing the climate system past the tipping point for irreversible climate changes.”

Russ Harding, Mackinac Center for Public Policy:A low-carbon fuel standard is being pushed by some in Congress, including Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, as a way to lower greenhouse gas emissions. A low-carbon fuel standard will do little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it is a gift to the ethanol lobby…Implementation of a low-carbon fuel standard will likely result in increasing the amount of corn-based ethanol in gasoline…Without question, using corn to produce fuel has serious negative economic and environmental consequences.”



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