Originally Posted by snowcat
The only thing driving ethanol... is the Iowa corn lobby. Whether you're a total greenie or a clear-cutter, hopefully the one thing we can all agree on is that the further we keep politics from "environmentalism" the better...
The problem is that ethanol has many upsides, just not when you insist upon making it with corn. A replacement liquid fuel for gasoline would be the easiest upgrade path from where we are now. Subsidizing corn-based ethanol is just a good way to kill the technology without an honest effort at developing it.