November 1, 2008

Podcast: Avoiding more of the same

In this Podcast, Paxton corn grower Jon Holzfaster notes that without renewable energy, we'd be left with more of the same - more imported oil. Holzfaster is chairman of the Nebraska Corn Board, reminds us that ethanol was created, in part, to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

This notion is backed by Energy Information Administration figures released this week. In 2005, this country imported 60.3 percent of it's oil needs, but this began to fall in 2006 when the RFS kicked in and is at 56.4 percent today. Renewable biofuels like ethanol have helped make this happen.

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