Ethanol Mandates Distort Corn Market

A recent Bloomberg article underscores the government distortions in the fuel and food sectors. The piece discusses the rising price of ethanol because of expected supply problems: Ethanol’s discount to gasoline narrowed to a four-month low on speculation that the slowest pace of corn planting since 1986 will make it difficult to replenish supplies. The […]

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The Boom in the Bakken Continues

The new era in American energy being brought on innovative hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technologies has made, North Dakota, the poster child of the domestic energy boom.  In 2012, North Dakota was the second largest oil producer, boasting the nation’s lowest unemployment rate at 3.6%. North Dakota’s emergence as an energy giant is a […]

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

  The American Products American Power bus tour was right at home this past weekend at the Richmond International Raceway for NASCAR.  Thousands of fans flocked to the bus to sign the petition and to join the thousands of other Americans from all across the country fighting for sensible energy policies. As the current administration […]

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MIT and UC Davis Scholars Agree: Ethanol Hasn’t Made Gasoline Cheaper

  Back in May, we posted a critique of a Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) study that purported to show how ethanol mandates and subsidies had held down gasoline prices for American motorists. We pointed out that despite its fancy bells and regression analysis, the study—which was touted by the Renewable Fuels Association […]

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