The Ethanol Mandate: Don’t Mend It, End It Nicolas D. Loris
Praised as a policy that would reduce dependence on oil and reduce
greenhouse gas emissions, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which
requires refineries to blend ethanol into gasoline, has been fraught
with unintended consequences. The RFS mandates the use of an inefficient fuel, drives up food prices, and causes adverse environmental
effects. The 2012 drought and problems meeting the quotas in the RFS
have put the program under the political microscope. The Heritage
Foundation’s Nicolas Loris explains how the only true reform to the
Renewable Fuel Standard is to eliminate it, and why Congress should
repeal the costly and unnecessary mandate.
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(R–MI) and ranking member Henry Waxman (D–CA) r
That's it? Nicolas Loris of the The Heritage Foundation is your champion? He has a master degree in economics from Georgetown University, hardly a scholar or expert in energy let alone alternative energy. If you read the article beyond the abstract you find it isn't very well written, and if you follow his references, you find many of them do not support many of his points in the article. The article itself appears to be politically motivated as one might expect from The Heritage Foundation which describes itself as a conservative think tank, and is far from unbiased and objective. On the other hand, I now better understand where some of your misconceptions come from.