Repent wrote:Never buy ethanol gasoline again. I won't be, and that's a start towards a better future. How many will join me in saying NO to biofuels to save the natural world?
I agree in principle with everything this thread is saying as far as morality, and that biofuels have major problems. But HOW does one who lives in a first world country like the U.S. "Never buy ethonal gasoline" unless they can do without gasoline - period?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_eth ... l_mixtures
Blends of E10 or less are used in more than twenty countries around the world by 2011, led by the United States, where almost all retail gasoline sold in 2010 was blended with 10% of ethanol.
Since the sale of gasoline is tightly controlled, I don't see a reasonable legal way around using ethonal blended gasoline. Am I missing something?
For my part I am hoping to go to a Plug-In Prius in 2013 when they are generally available, and reduce my TOTAL gasoline usage to under 100 gallons a year. (Then, as the price/technology gets better, to use solar roofing to charge up the battery).