We have had some requests recently from DeSmog readers for more information on ethanol fuel and its effect on climate change, energy consumption etc. We stumbled across a great an in-depth analysis
of the economic and environmental viability of ethanol fuel, or E85, in this month's edition of Consumer Reports
magazine. The article debunks the myth that ethanol fuel will do much of anything to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and goes further to make the argument that E85
may be adding
to overall emissions. The arguments they make are interesting and relevant considering that much of the US
government's self-proclaimed “action” on climate change has come in the form of ethanol fuel alternatives.