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Gingrich praises ethanolís benefits (2009)
Omaha Tribune ^ | 9-25-2009 | J. Ruff

Posted on 11/14/2011 9:55:53 PM PST by mean ogre

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich toured the trading offices and headquarters of an Omaha-based ethanol company Thursday, touting the corn-based fuel additive as a key part of U.S. efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil and create environmentally friendly, renewable fuels.

“We do not want to be largely dependent on foreign dictatorships who at some point down the road could blackmail us, basically giving us the choice of an economic catastrophe or doing what they want,” Gingrich told workers and executives at Green Plains Renewable Energy at 9420 Underwood Ave.

Green Plains began operating its first ethanol plant in Shenandoah, Iowa, in 2007 and has grown to become the fourth-largest ethanol producer in the country, with two plants in Iowa, two in Nebraska, one in Indiana and one in Tennessee.

It employs about 50 people in Omaha and 400 nationwide in 10 states.

The company’s Omaha office handles the marketing and distribution of corn, natural gas, ethanol and ethanol byproducts for its plants, emphasizing risk management and margin expansion.

Green Plains also markets ethanol made by other producers, it owns a grain and farm supply business in northwest Iowa and is a majority owner of a biofuels blending and terminal company.

Todd Becker, Green Plains president and CEO, formerly was a commodities trading executive at Omaha-based ConAgra Foods. He led Gingrich on a tour of Green Plains’ headquarters, while employees quietly talked on telephones and worked at computers on a trading floor flanked by offices.

Gingrich, a longtime supporter of ethanol, is an adviser for industry promoter Growth Energy, which Green Plains and other ethanol producers founded in 2008.

(Excerpt) Read more at omaha.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: ethanol; newt
Hmmmmm
1 posted on 11/14/2011 9:55:55 PM PST by mean ogre
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To: mean ogre

Hmmmmmm

mean ogre
Since Nov 11, 2011


2 posted on 11/14/2011 10:04:10 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~... Newt/Cain 2012..."Save a pretzel for the gas jets.")
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To: mean ogre

Newt is no conservative
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2807593/posts


3 posted on 11/14/2011 10:09:58 PM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: Gator113

Fred
Since Dec 9, 1997


4 posted on 11/14/2011 10:10:35 PM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: mean ogre

All you have to worry about is:

Is Newt more conservative than Mitt or Barack?

Everything else is wishing!


5 posted on 11/14/2011 10:14:42 PM PST by G Larry (Catholic Conservative Supporting Israel!)
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To: mean ogre
I think this WSJ article is a better critique of Gingrich:

Professor Cornpone - Ethanol lobbyist Newt Gingrich and us—and the future of the GOP

6 posted on 11/14/2011 10:22:08 PM PST by MrShoop
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To: Fred
Fred
Since Dec 9, 1997

lol!

7 posted on 11/14/2011 10:28:49 PM PST by South40 (To Tear Down Herman Cain is to aid Mitt Romney & the Marxist Kenyan)
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To: MrShoop

Cornpone! LOL


8 posted on 11/14/2011 10:29:30 PM PST by mean ogre
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To: MrShoop

thanks, I am adding this to newt’s central planner for dummies book


9 posted on 11/14/2011 10:35:31 PM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: mean ogre
It seems Newt still supports ethanol subsidies. There's no news there. WSJ criticized him on that 10 months ago.

From comments he made months ago to Mark Levin, Cain wanted to outright eliminate ethanol but his energy plan isn't out so that may have changed.

Perry's plan wants to eliminate all energy subsidies.

I don't know if Bachmann's made up her mind. The last I heard she'd said they should be reviewed.

10 posted on 11/15/2011 12:25:10 AM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: mean ogre
"You can't seriously want to ban alcohol. It tastes great, makes women appear more attractive, and makes a person virtually invulnerable to criticism. "
11 posted on 11/15/2011 2:42:22 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: mean ogre

Getting desperate?


12 posted on 11/15/2011 2:51:52 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: mean ogre

Out of curiosity, are you posting from Zuccotti Park?


13 posted on 11/15/2011 3:51:55 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita

No, but Gingrich might be. Idiot greenies tend to stick together.


14 posted on 11/15/2011 8:45:41 AM PST by mean ogre
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To: mean ogre

Based on what he has recently said, Speaker G. has come to understand that there is ample disagreement among scientists on many of these issues. His earlier statements On Global Man-made Warming were based on scientific research....that later turned out to be incorrect/tampered with.


15 posted on 11/15/2011 11:32:26 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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