RFA CEO criticizes NPR report on Big Oil

December 26, 2010 |

In Washington, Renewable Fuels Association CEO Bob Dineen responded to a series aired by NPR on the ethanol industry. “Where in this series is the comparison to Big Oil?  You can’t talk, weigh, or dismiss an alternative without talking about the problem it is trying to solve.  So where, perhaps in the final piece, will we hear NPR discuss the billions in subsidies and tax breaks that go to Big Oil conglomerates and dangerous dictators in oil rich countries?” writes Dinneen, who criticized the report for undercounting ethanol jobs, overplaying the impact of ethanol on food prices, and dredging up outdated and discredited research on the energy return on energy invested for ethanol.

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