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I haven’t made a post on this site in quite some time. I had to break my silence though on the recent news coming from former US Vice President Al Gore. First let me quote his statement (this is from Reuters):
“It is not a good policy to have these massive subsidies for (U.S.) first generation ethanol,” said Gore, speaking at a green energy business conference in Athens sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank.
“First generation ethanol I think was a mistake. The energy conversion ratios are at best very small.
“It’s hard once such a program is put in place to deal with the lobbies that keep it going.”
He explained his own support for the original program on his presidential ambitions.
“One of the reasons I made that mistake is that I paid particular attention to the farmers in my home state of Tennessee, and I had a certain fondness for the farmers in the state of Iowa because I was about to run for president.”
Mr. Gore is “implying” that he only supported corn ethanol for political purposes and his own personal gain. I guess that no one should be shocked that he was lying then. He was a politician and we all know when politicians are lying (Hint: when their lips are moving).
It appears that Mr. Gore never stopped being a politician or at least never stopped lying. He supposedly stopped running for office and dedicated his efforts to saving the planet from an overdose of carbon dioxide. He continued to encourage the swapping of food for ethanol as late as his award winning movie, An Inconvenient Truth. Check out this clip of the credits and go to about 2:25 – you will see that he is encouraging farmers to grow ethanol and not food.Tags: Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth, carbon dioxide, CO2, corn, ethanol, farmers, movie