Monday, November 22, 2010

Al Gore: I Changed My Mind About Ethanol But There Still Will Be Hell On Earth

Report: Al Gore Reverses View on Ethanol, Blames Politics for Previous Support

So let's see - Al Gore said that his previous defense of Ethanol was in defense of farmers but he expects us to not consider who he might be politically and financially bounded to with regard to "Global Warming"?

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore reportedly has had a change of heart on ethanol, telling a conference on green energy in Europe that he only supported tax breaks for the alternative fuel to pander to farmers in his home state of Tennessee and the first-in-the-nation caucuses state of Iowa.
Speaking at a green energy business conference in Athens sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank, Gore said the lobbyists have wrongly kept alive the program he once touted.
"It is not a good policy to have these massive subsidies for first-generation ethanol," Reuters quoted Gore saying of the U.S. policy that is about to come up for congressional review. "First-generation ethanol I think was a mistake. The energy conversion ratios are at best very small.
"One of the reasons I made that mistake is that I paid particular attention to the farmers in my home state of Tennessee, and I had a certain fondness for the farmers in the state of Iowa because I was about to run for president," the wire service reported Gore saying.

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