"John Brackett is doing this to help promote a documentary he helped make with the Fuels Freedom Foundation called “PUMP,” looking into why the U.S. isn’t taking better advantage of cleaner burning, less expensive alternative fuels."
Which ones are less expensive if subsidies are taken away? Groups promoting alternative fuels lobby for subsidies to make alternative fuels artificially cheaper.
If it weren't for subsidies (paid for by the tax payers), I know some of the alternate fuels are *not* economically viable. The only reason they *appear* to be economical is due to money paid for their manufacture that gets left out of that equation.
Which alternative fuels would be economically viable if not tax-payer subsidized? I'm asking because I don't know the answer. I know corn-derifuelethanol is not and never will be economically feasible unless subsidized (plus it drives the price of certain foods way up because the corn or land that would be available for food is diverted to ethanol production).
Remove all the subsidies (including ones to the petroleum industry) and let the market determine the true demand for all options.
In the video it explains that the corn used is a product used for animal feed, hense not cutting into our food supply
With that it has to be processed in a sense that you get the feed for the animals and the oil as well, and no loss is sustained but rather another product that isn't being used and wasted, but in addition to that, we can realistically use anything to create these alt oils/gases, like using most waste and converting it into a 50% blend with gasoline as a fuel
I'm not sure about these subsidiaries, but I'll assume it's ment for the science behind the creation in finding the best alt fuel we can
Brazil in the first and only country that doesn't rely on importing oil, and can make its own from a Derivative of alc , giving there people a choice in what fuel they want to use
They even were able to create jobs feed the poor, all because the president did something about it
So I ask why can't the best country in the world do the same
Because the oil companies buy the government's support, and it needs to stop