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Growth Energy Statement on Ethanolís Job Creation Potential [Wesley Clark,Ethanol Field General]
Growthenergy ^ | 1/28/2010 | Growthenergy

Posted on 01/28/2010 5:39:53 PM PST by fight_truth_decay

WASHINGTON, DC – Growth Energy embraced the focus of job creation in President Obama’s State of the Union address yesterday, and today welcomed the words of Energy Secretary Stephen Chu, who spoke about the importance of American energy independence during an appearance at the Washington, DC Auto Show just a few yards from where Growth Energy and engine technology leader Ricardo Inc. were displaying a project to demonstrate an ethanol-optimized engine.

“Ethanol is an advanced technology fuel that has the potential to create hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs, which as we heard in last night’s State of the Union address is a top priority of this Administration. And Secretary Chu’s speech today highlighted the importance of investing in renewable energy sources – like ethanol as a transportation fuel – as a means of both creating American jobs and strengthening America’s energy and national security,” said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy.

Growth Energy’s “Green Jobs Waiver,” which seeks an increase in the allowable blend of ethanol with gasoline from 10 percent to 15 percent, is before the Environmental Protection Agency. In December, the EPA indicated that engine testing so far showed that 2001-and later vehicles could be eligible for E15. The agency said in its letter to Growth Energy that if the testing continued to hold that finding, the agency was prepared to approve the E15 Green Jobs Waiver by mid-year. A national study by the Windmill Group, out of North Dakota, estimated that moving to E15 would create 136,000 jobs in the United States.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: energy; ethanol; growthenergy; wesleyclark

Story

Fortune July 2, 2009

Wesley Clark: Ethanol's field general.. the retired four-star general and former NATO commander, who signed on in February as co-chairman of an upstart ethanol trade group called Growth Energy. While Clark is the group's public face, the power behind it is his co-chairman, Jeff Broin, the 43-year-old CEO and founder of privately held Poet Energy.

"Clark has lobbied against efforts in California to hold ethanol accountable for deforestation in Brazil, he's pushed back against claims that diverting corn to ethanol drives up food prices, and he's spoken out in favor of a Growth Energy proposal to increase the maximum allowable ethanol blend in conventional gasoline to 15% from 10%."

1 posted on 01/28/2010 5:39:53 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

End subsidies and end the mandate.

That’ll help create jobs.


2 posted on 01/28/2010 5:43:17 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: fight_truth_decay

3 posted on 01/28/2010 5:45:27 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: fight_truth_decay

Petroleum, coal, nuclear and natural gas are already inexpensive, highly developed technologies which produce abundant supplies of energy without wasting land or depleting the food supply.


4 posted on 01/28/2010 5:45:53 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Why buy health insurance at all if you can't be turned down for any pre-existing conditions?)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Production of ethanol from food grains is basically a criminal activity.


5 posted on 01/28/2010 5:47:58 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: All

Anybody know what if anything is happening with the oil from algae idea??


6 posted on 01/28/2010 5:48:35 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: All

Anybody know what if anything is happening with the oil from algae idea??


7 posted on 01/28/2010 5:48:37 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: Question Liberal Authority
“Ethanol is an advanced technology fuel that has the potential to create hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs, which as we heard in last night’s State of the Union address is a top priority of this Administration.

Memo to Clark:

Wes. Watch tonight.

Barack

8 posted on 01/28/2010 5:51:31 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: wendy1946

Some are working on it.

This is one of the US companies that might make real progress. Plenty of others trying as well.

http://www.petroalgae.com/


9 posted on 01/28/2010 5:56:18 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: wendy1946
oil from algae idea??

http://www.heatingoil.com/blog/11651127/

algae production requires fertilizers, which emit nitrous oxide (a greenhouse gas), algae-based biofuel can end up producing more pollution than it absorbs

But, I am reading that the algae pumped [off reseach ships] to the surface of the ocean can absorb all our "harmful" CO2. Confused yet?

10 posted on 01/28/2010 5:56:50 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: wendy1946
Production of ethanol from food grains is basically a criminal activity.

Once ethanol makes us energy independent we will have to import 60% of our food. Oops, it takes lots of fossil fuel to make ethanol. So, I guess that leaves us importing oil and food.

11 posted on 01/28/2010 6:05:13 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: fight_truth_decay

It figures that Weasely Clark would be part of an ehtanol scheme. Ethanol is a waste of energy, food supply, fertilizer, farmer’s time, etc. Producing ethanol uses more energy than it produces, and burns up precious food stocks.


12 posted on 01/28/2010 6:08:07 PM PST by Laserman
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To: fight_truth_decay
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13 posted on 01/28/2010 6:17:07 PM PST by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: preacher
“Ethanol is an advanced technology fuel that has the potential to create hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs...

As to job creation it would be cheaper to pay people to dig holes and then fill them up.

14 posted on 01/28/2010 6:36:50 PM PST by Voltage
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To: preacher
Gasoline enriched with ethanol contains more oxygen - burns cleaner and much faster than regular gasoline, more power but achieving lower fuel economy.

I can see the difference with cold weather driving mix to warm weather mix. :(

15 posted on 01/28/2010 6:37:24 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: thackney

What I’ve read indicated that the oil from algae idea was at least two orders of magnitude more efficient than the best you could do with any crop and the best place for it is a desert, so that no farmland gets misused.


16 posted on 01/28/2010 6:39:45 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: Voltage
Keynesian Economics
17 posted on 01/28/2010 6:40:19 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
Another idea which might really add something to the picture near term would be the Angel Labs engine.
18 posted on 01/28/2010 6:45:48 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: wendy1946

Plus ethanol added to gasoline is really hard on cars. My daughters Lexus (Hubby read they are particularly sensitive to ethanol) had to have it’s fuel lines cleaned out and mechanic told her he’s sees a lot of this and it’s due to ethanol.


19 posted on 01/28/2010 6:48:50 PM PST by altura
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To: wendy1946

I tend to think the best place for an oil-to-algae facility is near existing product distribution. This particular process produces both fuel and animal feed. I doubt it would be built in a remote desert.


20 posted on 01/28/2010 6:55:06 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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