The Ethanol Papers - Paperturn manuscript - Flipbook - Page 264
They have no concern for people other than themselves. They are all liars and
thieves, and they are complicit in the killing of humans and animals. Petroleum
oil is responsible for the death of millions of human beings. The industry is responsible for numerous wars.
November 12, 2015
Posted by RAYMOND B:
Gasohol takes more energy to produce using fossil fuels than it produces. It is
not a solution to the CO2 emissions from fossil fuels at all. It has caused world
food prices to rise that has hurt least developed countries the most. In Brazil
they have deforested large parts of their rain forests to grow sugar cane to make
ethanol for gasohol. Is that a success story?
Reply from MARC:
Hi Ray - Good to hear from you. As I count it you make three points against
ethanol. All three are incorrect; They're based on outright lies or gross exaggerations.
I'm not criticizing you for making these incorrect statements because they are
three of the most common incorrect statements that are made when arguing
against ethanol. But what surprises me is that you have allowed yourself to be
taken in by these misstatements. I say this because you seem to be a person
that has done some investigation into the subject.
For example, I read some of the other comments you've made on online forums
and it's clear that you know that all energy sources and fuels require energy to
find and produce. So, when you complain about ethanol requiring more energy
from fossil fuels to produce than the amount of energy the ethanol creates, I'm
disappointed in you. Gasoline is more energy negative to produce than ethanol.
You should have already known this.
Regarding the claim that ethanol causes food prices to rise has already been
retracted by the very same organization that started the lie: The World Bank.
They retracted it in 2010, and again on two later occasions. In the absence of