Erik's Weblog 2.0

September 14, 2007


Tell Ford and GM: Ethanol is Not the Answer!

Ford vehicles were responsible for 25 percent of the carbon emissions from cars in the United States in 2004, and GM vehicles were responsible for 31 percent. Both companies continue to resist a rise in Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, and both promote ethanol as a viable part of the solution to global warming and energy security. However, ethanol-fueled cars are less fuel-efficient and using current technologies can even produce more global warming emissions than gasoline-fueled cars.

I'm not convinced that PHEVs are the answer either, but corn-based Ethanol is a joke.