Obama Administration Should Cut Ethanol Subsidies

Enis, Matthew
January 2009
SN: Supermarket News;1/19/2009, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p12
The author reflects on the call for President Barack Obama's administration to pay its attention on the disproportionate funding of ethanol production in the U.S. He notes that corn-based ethanol producers received $3 billion in tax credits which is more than four times the amount received by companies working to expand other forms of renewable energy. The benefits of corn-based ethanol are also given.


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