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The Politics of E15

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON On October 9, President Donald Trump announced that he was lifting the EPA’s ban on summertime sales of E15—a motor fuel...

Federal Fuel Foolishness

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government imposes a mandate to blend ethanol into gasoline. This “Renewable Fuel Standard” harms consumers, damages the economy, and...

Time to Repeal Ethanol Subsidies

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government provides an array of subsidies to increase the consumption of biofuels such as corn ethanol. The subsidies include...

Ethanol & biodiesel: Guilty as charged

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Bogus biofuel trading costs us millions – while the absurd biofuel program costs us billions~ Two notorious crooks are helping us wrap up...

Ethanol & biodiesel: Guilty as charged

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Bogus biofuel trading costs us millions – while the absurd biofuel program costs us billions~ Two notorious crooks are helping us wrap up...

Killing marine life with ethanol

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Ethanol damages your cars, small engines, food budget – and kills Gulf of Mexico animals~ Ethanol and other biofuel mandates and subsidies got...

The Great Ethanol Scam

By Alan Caruba The rocketing costs of gasoline and the price of corn being paid worldwide are the result of U.S. government mandates requiring the inclusion...

Ethanol and Corn: The Power of a Really Bad Idea

By Alan Caruba It took some eighty years for Communism to fail in the former Soviet Union. Along the way, millions were sent to gulags...

Senate Votes to Retain Ethanol Subsidies

Liberty Alerts, Susan Jones, CNSNews.com The U.S. Senate on Tuesday rejected a Republican attempt to repeal ethanol subsidies. The motion to cut off debate on...

Wheat, the Stuff of Revolutions

By Alan Caruba In a recent column, Lawrence Kudlow, an economist and popular radio host, opined that “the sinking dollar and skyrocketing food prices...

Newt: Too Green for 2012

By Bryan Fischer I had hoped that Newt had learned something from his disastrous couch-potato photo-op with Nancy Pelosi, but apparently my hopes...

Is Ethanol a Good Choice for Consumers?

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, William L. Anderson The Environmental Protection Agency has decided that gasoline can contain at least 15 percent corn-based ethanol. ...

Time to End the Ethanol Rip-Off

Want to avoid $30 billion in new deficit spending over the next five years? You do? Okay, then contact your congressman and tell him you want to let the VEETC expire.

Major Newspapers Urge an End to Ethanol Subsidy

On Friday, July 23, the Chicago Tribune published an editorial titled “Enough Ethanol” and on Saturday, July 24, The Washington Post editorial said, “It’s time to end the excessive subsidies for corn ethanol.” On Monday, July 26, The Wall Street Journal joined the chorus. - Alan Caruba

Do We Need “Alternative Energy” Because of the Oil Spill? — William Anderson

As crude oil continues to pour into the Gulf of Mexico, the politicians are waving the “green energy” shirt again. The logical chain goes as such: (1) crude oil is messy and dirty, especially when it is spilled into water; (2) “green” fuels and energy methods are clean and don’t result in oil spills; (3) therefore, the government should force us to use “green energy.” - William Anderson

June 17, 2009: A World Afloat on an Ocean of Oil

Considering how much untapped oil is known to exist, not just in the United States, but worldwide, one would think that its current price was some kind of anomaly and it is. It is more the result of speculation than anything else.

Al and Tipper Gore in Splitsville — Alan Caruba

Breathing down his neck is Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) who has called for the U.S. Justice Department to investigate possible fraud by the perpetrators of the “global warming hoax.” Inhofe is Gore’s nemesis. “Every assertion that he made in his science fiction movie has now been disproven…” Should political power in Congress pass to Republicans and when President Obama has left the White House, Gore will have no protection against an investigation that will rival Watergate. - Alan Caruba

Government Moonshine

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Michael Heberling From its minor role as an oxygenate additive for gasoline, ethanol has become the darling of Washington....