Carbon Debt Explained

Climate Central’s Jessica Harrop explains the concept of carbon debt – how the release of carbon stored in the soil, when land is cleared, can make corn-based ethanol worse than we may have thought in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to climate change.

Environmental Organizations Call For End To Ethanol Subsidies

Energy security is on everyone’s mind but there’s increasing skepticism that ethanol contributes positively toward that goal. Various environmental organizations are voicing strong objections against the generous subsidies the sector is receiving. The corn-based ethanol industry received $3 billion in tax credits in 2007, more than four times the $690 million in credits available to companies trying to expand all…

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