The Associated Press reports that U.S. ethanol policy, championed by President Barack Obama as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, may be doing the environment more harm than good.
The news agency says that the policy, which favors the increased use of ethanol in gasoline, gives American farmers more incentive to plant more corn and less incentive to rotate crops or let land lie fallow, resulting in the demise of conservation lands and increased water pollution.
Ethanol industry giants dismiss these claims as falsehoods. CE3 will explore both sides of the argument and other agriculture and energy topics in an upcoming webinar on “Energy Options for Ohio Agriculture” on December 10, 2013.
To read the AP article, please see here.