Break out the Pop Corn: Al Gore Revisits his Support of Corn-for-Ethanol Subsidies
Al Gore has let the cat out of the bag. On Wednesday, addressing a green energy business conference in Greece (undoubtedly, a non-greenhouse gas emitting tall ship carried the advocate of AGW there from the US), the former VP admitted that the net energy produced from corn grown for ethanol is
at best very small
and, accordingly, corn for ethanol is not a wise use of taxpayer subsidies.
He also ‘fessed up to what anyone with half a brain knew about elected officials and candidates who vote for or support tax subsidies for corn – that he used his office to facilitate the flow of tax dollars to fields in Iowa and elsewhere so as to harvest votes, not corn or green energy.
Thanks, Al! Now can we please allow those corn subsidies to expire? Tax payers have no obligation to fund either the garnering of votes or the expensive delusion that corn ethanol is a viable clean energy source.