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Alternatives to ethanol for reducing fuel dependence

Congress is pushing ethanol as a way to reduce dependence on foreign oil. There are several reasons for thinking that, at best, it can be only a small part of the answer, and at worst, it creates more problems than it solves. The NCPA released a Brief Analysis today that examines the relative merits of various sources of transportation fuels and their potential contributions to greater energy independence.

Sterling Burnett H. Sterling Burnett is a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and education institute in Dallas, Texas. While he works ...

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