LePage’s executive order on ethanol is fueled by myths, and it’s a win for foreign oil

"Yet another Green Fail"

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LePage’s executive order on ethanol is fueled by myths

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A gas pump displays the price for E15, a gasoline with 15 percent of ethanol and various other ethanol blends at a gas station in Nevada, Iowa, May 17, 2015.


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Comment by Frank Haggerty on July 19, 2016 at 10:43pm
Who Are Wind-Turbine Manufacturers Do They Care About You 


Comment by Eskutassis on July 19, 2016 at 6:24pm

This is just more of the Green BS we hear every day. Governor LePage is absolutely correct that E15 or more gasoline is bad for the consumer and the environment. 
The most important issue is that it ruins fuel systems and actually corrodes carburetors and fuel injectors. It eats seals and gaskets and is particularly detrimental to small two cycle motors. The ethanol makes them almost unusable after only a year or two. Talk to any outboard motor repairman and have him tell you what it does. I have outboards that are thirty years old and ran fine up till the time we added ethanol to the gas. I now go to the airport and buy aviation grade fuel, as it has no ethanol in it, and use it in all my 2 stroke motors. . . . never a problem or repair. Do you think they would let airplanes operate on unreliable ethanol treated fuel? You bet not.
The second issue is that it takes more energy to make ethanol than it actually produces. Anybody watch "Moonshiners?" That is the way ethanol is made . . . even the kind we use in our cars. You have to boil down a mash of sugar and grain (corn) and distill off the alcohol. Any idea how much energy that takes, and where it comes from? From natural gas and oil for the most part. Is that green?
The third issue is the enormous subsidy given to the producers as well as the farmers growing the corn for this. The corn for this could be going to feed people, cattle, pigs and other livestock thus driving down the cost of food overall and the subsidy money could be saved or used to pay down the ridiculous deficit and debt we have. 
Last but not least, this is just another example of the government picking winners and losers as they have in the wind and solar industry. Let the market work. Winners and losers should be able to sort themselves out by what the consumer wants, not the government.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on July 19, 2016 at 12:41pm

E100 Gasoline contains 76,100 BTU's of energy  (66%) 

E85 Gasoline contains 81,800 BTU's of energy  (71%)

E10 Gasoline contains 86,705 BTU's of energy (75%)

Conventional Gasoline contains 114,500 BTU's of energy.

Assuming a Car could get 100Mpg on conventional Gasoline, the E10 would provide 75Mpg, E85 71Mpg and E100 66Mpg.

E10 would require 33% -- E85 41% -- E100 51% more gasoline to achieve 100 miles of distance.

90% gasoline content of E10 for 1 gallon, + 90% for another 1/3 gallon = 0.297 =1.297 gallons of gasoline is used plus .136 gallons of ethanol

It seems to me, that to burn 1.297 gallons of E10 vs 1 gallon of Conventional is actually counter productive and creating almost .297 times more CO² plus that produced by the ethanol which only saves a half pound of this pollutant per gallon.

This is one of the reasons Ethanol is not required in Maine any longer. WE are LOOSING with yet another so called GREEN attempt with the truth hidden, and the benefits causing food cost increases.

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."



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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT


(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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