Top Energy Stories of 2008: #5 The Dying Gasp of Corn Ethanol

December 16 2008 / by joelg
Category: Energy   Year: 2008   Rating: 1

By Joel Greenbeg

As the debate raged on whether the high price of corn affected the high price of food worldwide, the tide has turned against the Corn Lobby that advocates using a monoculture of corn to fuel our vehicles.  The interest in celullosic ethanol rises as corn-based company Verasun fails.

How will the corn lobby fight back as the tide turns away from corn?

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Photo courtesy stevelyon

Top Ten Energy Stories 2008 (Continue)

#1  Story of the Year: Electrification of the Passenger Car

#2   The Year of Scientific Breakthroughs

#3   The Obama Election

#4   From $147 to $50: The Price of Oil

#5   The Dying Gasp of Corn Ethanol

#6   The Clean Coal Lobby Breaks Through the Clutter...and Gets a Response

#7   Geeks Go Green

#8   The Rise of Local Initiatives

#9   Infrastructure Gains Attention

#10 Emerging Energy Missionaries & Visionaries

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