Now that the "Republipedo" party is washed up, watch for Congressional
pushes on ALL auto makers doing business in the US for alternative
fuel vehicles. Ford's well positioned and is probably further ahead
than anyone else on hydrogen fuel cells. Infrastructure will be the
big bugaboo. E85 will now start marching toward the coasts. Again,
Ford is building the most "switch fuel" vehicles that can handle 100%
Winners: Ford, Democrats, America
Losers: Republicans, Bush, Rove, Cheney, Halliburton, "Big Oil"
There is a great article in Mopar Action magazine's Feb '07 issue (on the
newstands now) titled "Boozepower" that is worth reading. It explores some
of the truths and myths associated with alcohol blends.
Pay particular attention to the data about how much energy is contained in
some quantity of each fuel and how much energy is required to produce that
The move toward Ethanol may be more of a vote-getter than we realize. It
certainly isn't about reducing dependency on foreign oil or consumer costs.
The issue's index can be viewed at:
My 2 cents,
anything that comes out that is an improvement, we ALL benefit from- a
Republican can fill his car up with ethanol and enjoy clean air the
same as you can...only his car will be a Cadillac limousine, while
your's will be the same old POS rotted 1978 Honda....
Glad to see you took the time to read the article before responding. Are
all of your opinions so well researched and developed?
As a periodic contributor to this...a Chrysler discussion group...it would
seem that some of the others here are similarly Mopar fans who may in fact
value the whit and enlightement of the publication to which I refer. In
your attempt to dismiss me, you also dismiss them.
Regardless of the opinions of others who seemed to express some disgust with
your views, I am willing to consider your input as an opinion to which you
are entitled. If you really want to be taken seriously, however, you must
at least have the decency to allow others to hold their and sometimes
I continue to recommend that you find a copy of that publication and read
the connected to the sidebar. It echos the scientific research I've also
found in many other publicaitons (yes, I read them, too), some of which you
might consider more credible.
Fact: There is very little consensus regarding the merits of Ethenol. Some
data finds it takes more energy to produce than a similar quanitiry of
gasoline. More interesting, however, is that some other data finds that it
actually takes more energy to make a gallon than that gallon gives back.
If you were a business person, you wouldn't buy something at a wholesale
price that is higher than you could get for it at retail unless it were for
some otehr purpose, perhaps as a price leader drawing business to other
items in your store.
At it relates to Ethanol, politicians in Ethanol source states certainly
have a reason to support it (votes), but I'm not sure it really provides the
purported benefits of reducing our reliance on foreign energy sources. It
clearly can't sustain the claim that it's cheaper to produce and prices
should go down. that dog simply don't hunt.
Shhh! Let sleeping dogs lie! :)
He was just using this as a political blog before the elections.
(To reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
address with the letter 'x')
you DUMB ASS- synthetic fuels cost even more to produce than petroleum
based gasoline- and already the sugar growers in USA have established a
cartel to limit imports of cheap foreign cane, so they can maintain
market share- the people DEFENDING that cartel, are DEMOCRATS
Actually the wall street journal had published some articles in the last 90's
and the early 2000's about the big sugar cartel and their strong & successful
lobby effort for high sugar import tariffs/low import quotas. They were
strong supporters of then President, but they probably support whoever
protects their interests.
According to a recent Consumer Reports E85 fuels will increase the
buying of excessively large vehicles, with which the buyers won't be
using E85 fuel.
They have a good point.
E85 appears to be mainly to reduce USA imports of oil.
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