Skip to comments.Gingrich praises ethanolís benefits (2009)
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 companys 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.
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Since Nov 11, 2011
Newt is no conservative
Since Dec 9, 1997
All you have to worry about is:
Is Newt more conservative than Mitt or Barack?
Everything else is wishing!
thanks, I am adding this to newt’s central planner for dummies book
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.
Out of curiosity, are you posting from Zuccotti Park?
No, but Gingrich might be. Idiot greenies tend to stick together.
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.
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