Gen. Clark: After the ethanol tax credit, what’s next?

January 9, 2012 |

In Washington, Digest columnist and Growth Enerrgy co-chairman Gen. Wesley K. Clark (Ret.), writing in the Huffington Post, said “For the first time in nearly a decade, the ethanol industry will exist without any government financial support: the blenders’ tax credit, created by Congress in 2004 to establish a healthy ethanol industry, expired on December 31, 2011.

“The fact that the ethanol tax credit expired without fanfare or a fight came as no surprise. Ethanol producers and advocates have been saying with certainty that the industry can and will survive without it. But what would happen to the United States without ethanol as a fuel choice?.” In his Post column, Clark essays the value of ethanol as an alternative fuel, and its future, in a penetrating column.

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