Ethanol Hoax Spreads Economic Havoc

Williams, Walter E.
March 2008
Human Events;3/17/2008, Vol. 64 Issue 10, p7
The author reflects on the economic impact of misconceptions about the benefits of ethanol as fuel in the U.S. He mentions that using ethanol as fuel can cause major damage to automobile engines not specifically designed to burn ethanol and it also risks pipeline corrosion. He asserts that ethanol is more expensive compared to gasoline as it is 20% to 30% less efficient. He believes that the ethanol-induced higher grain prices in the U.S. will have a worldwide impact on food prices.


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