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GRG55
05-29-08, 09:44 PM
AND...

create another new subsidy for farmers;
burnish our green credentials at home and abroad;
box in the opposition who will find it impossible to vote against this government bill;
use the taxpayer's money to buy their votes in advance of the coming election.
What's not to like, eh?

[Just in case anybody out there was under the misunderstanding that delusional energy policy was restricted to oil importing nations and Capital Hill]



Canada gives green light to biofuel bill

Wed May 28, 2008 3:39pm EDT
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Government legislation that will require all gasoline sold in Canada to contain 5 percent ethanol by 2010 passed the House of Commons on Wednesday.

The bill, which also calls for diesel to contain 2 percent renewable fuels by 2012, won the support of the main opposition Liberal Party but was opposed by two smaller parties that had voiced concern about food-crop production being diverted to fuel.

However, the governing Conservatives and the Liberals have both backed the idea, arguing that only a small portion of food crops such as corn will be used to make the biofuel.

The bill must now be approved by the Senate, where passage is likely since it is dominated by the Liberal Party...

...Canada has 16 ethanol plants built or under construction, according to industry data, with a total capacity of 1.6 billion liters produced from corn and wheat...
http://www.reuters.com/article/gc08/idUSN2739045520080528

metalman
05-29-08, 10:04 PM
AND...

create another new subsidy for farmers;
burnish our green credentials at home and abroad;
box in the opposition who will find it impossible to vote against this government bill;
use the taxpayer's money to buy their votes in advance of the coming election.

What's not to like, eh?

[Just in case anybody out there was under the misunderstanding that delusional energy policy was restricted to oil importing nations and Capital Hill]


Canada gives green light to biofuel bill

Wed May 28, 2008 3:39pm EDT
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Government legislation that will require all gasoline sold in Canada to contain 5 percent ethanol by 2010 passed the House of Commons on Wednesday.

The bill, which also calls for diesel to contain 2 percent renewable fuels by 2012, won the support of the main opposition Liberal Party but was opposed by two smaller parties that had voiced concern about food-crop production being diverted to fuel.

However, the governing Conservatives and the Liberals have both backed the idea, arguing that only a small portion of food crops such as corn will be used to make the biofuel.

The bill must now be approved by the Senate, where passage is likely since it is dominated by the Liberal Party...

...Canada has 16 ethanol plants built or under construction, according to industry data, with a total capacity of 1.6 billion liters produced from corn and wheat...
http://www.reuters.com/article/gc08/idUSN2739045520080528




better idea: boil down fat politicians and require each gallon of gasoline to contain 2.4% rendered politician.

GRG55
05-29-08, 10:26 PM
better idea: boil down fat politicians and require each gallon of gasoline to contain 2.4% rendered politician.

That may be easier than we think. From the same article...


"...There are currently three biodiesel plants with a combined capacity of 97 million liters, mainly using animal fats..."

metalman
05-29-08, 10:34 PM
That may be easier than we think. From the same article...
"...There are currently three biodiesel plants with a combined capacity of 97 million liters, mainly using animal fats..."


they gots to know where they stand in the order!

steer

horses

dogs

cats

pigs

rats

10,000 living vertebrate and invertebrates

single cell organisms

lawyers

politicians

Verrocchio
05-30-08, 01:30 AM
This may be your best idea yet, metalman, a real win-win-win: increased fuel supplies, lessen dependence on foreign imports, and fewer politicians!

GRG55
05-30-08, 07:58 AM
This may be your best idea yet, metalman, a real win-win-win: increased fuel supplies, lessen dependence on foreign imports, and fewer politicians!

Given the hot air emitted from most national capitals it should help reduce global warming as well...