Ethanol: Boon or Boondoggle?
WASHINGTON DC - 8 November 2006 - The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy notes that ethanol is being held up as a solution to a number of public policy concerns, including reducing conventional air pollutants, minimizing greenhouse-gas emissions, ending foreign oil dependency, reinvigorating the family farm, as well as a host of other ethanol-fueled dreams. In an effort to shed light on a policy issue consuming increasing sums of taxpayer dollars in research and subsidies to ethanol producers, panelists at this conference will examine the benefits and detriments of ethanol fuel.
The panelists include:
- Bruce Dale, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Michigan State University;
- David Pimentel, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University;
- and Lester Lave, Carnegie Mellon University.
For more information, contact Kathryn Boateng at [email protected].