Obama wants U.S. to lead in futility

“President Barack Obama, visiting Missouri’s first ethanol plant Wednesday, … told his audience of plant workers and government officials that he wanted the U.S. to lead in the field of clean energy, and not lose out to China or other nations.

I want to be first when it comes to biofuels,” he said.”  “On visit to Missouri, Obama says U.S. should be No. 1 in biofuels

Biofuels such as biodiesel from soy beans can create up to four times more climate-warming emissions than standard diesel or petrol, according to an EU document released under freedom of information laws.  …

Biodiesel from North American soybeans has an indirect carbon footprint of 339.9 kilograms of CO2 per gigajoule — four times higher than standard diesel — said the EU document, an annex that was controversially stripped from a report published in December.  …

Biodiesel from European rapeseed has an indirect carbon footprint of 150.3 kg of CO2 per gigajoule, while bioethanol from European sugar beet is calculated at 100.3 kg — both much higher than conventional diesel or gasoline at around 85 kg.”  “Once-hidden EU report reveals damage from biodiesel

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