interesting: Cap-and-Trade died not only because of the fossil fuel lobby, but because of proponents of corn methanol

Read the details in a summary of a new paper by Holland, Hughes, Knittel, and Parker. The summary also contains a link to the technical paper itself. Not surprised. Professor Tony Seba writes how horribly inefficient biofuels are in his book, including in their use of water.

Apparently, everybody loves government subsidies, including some of the people who complain about them the loudest in other sectors. Welfare for farmers and oil company shareholders is okay, but welfare for others isn’t?

I don’t like any subsidies, including ones for solar and wind, but I also demand a level playing field if wind and solar are going to be asked to compete, and that includes freeing of restrictions on energy storage facilities, which exist aplenty, especially at the state level.

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See Retired data scientist and statistician. Now working projects in quantitative ecology and, specifically, phenology of Bryophyta and technical methods for their study.
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