Neither Renewable Nor Reliable

Eaves, James; Eaves, Stephen
September 2007
Regulation;Fall2007, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p24
Academic Journal
The article argues on the reliability of ethanol as a renewable, sustainable source of energy. According to the authors, though support for the production of ethanol as a renewable energy source has gained strength, little attention has been placed on the reliability of its production. A model for gasoline displacement of ethanol shows that all corn production in the U.S. can only displace 3.5 percent of gasoline consumption. The article also concludes that ethanol is not a reliable source of fuel compared to gasoline.


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