Is Ethanol from Corn Bad for the Climate?

Scientific American: The Obama administration last week gave the green light to corn ethanol as a low-carbon renewable fuel – in apparent contradiction to California's declaration last summer that the biofuel's carbon footprint was too big to help the state mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Regulators and policy experts insist there's no conflict: Both rules match the science; it's simply a matter of what year you start counting emissions. Indeed, timing is everything: California looked at current ......

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