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America's biofuel boondoggle rife with fraud.


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How much about this is in the email dumps? Did Democrats get to the trillion dollar mark in the great green rent seeking sweeps?

Um, Kevin, lets not talk about this, it may make George "not the sharpest knife in the drawer" Bush, look bad!!!

The WHOLE damn renewable/green/AGW is nothing but a fraud,that the gullible suck up like pigs at the slop. There are currently only three renewables that work; water, trees, and nuclear.

Of course it's a boondoggle. It was never intended to provide a reliable low cost source of fuel. It was intended to provide price support for corn and canola farmers in the United States without triggering trade backlash from other nations. The biofuel business was simply to give it a green veneer: "if you're against biofuel, you must be anti-environment". In achieving that sole purpose, it succeeded just fine even if it's been a disaster in every other way.

You are correct. This is all about subsidizing industrial agriculture, not about so called 'green fuel'.

This isn't about the few people who make diesel fuel from used fryer oil. Those few are merely using a product that would otherwise be waste, keeping out of the dumps, and getting good fuel from it in the process. Most of them don't care if it's 'green' not; it's an economic choice.

Who needs biofuel we need to do more drilling and screw the enviromentalists lets feed them to the polar bears man eating skuas and the orcas

In the case study ... the ridiculously blatant, in-your-face, fraudulent biofuel seller is serving a 12-1/2 year sentence. I expect he will serve less than half that time ... when he will fly to Barbados and enjoy the $ 9 million dollars he just stole from the American taxpayers. Until we start imposing the same sentences for financial (white collar) crimes as we do for black drug dealers (blue? Collar) crimes ... our Federal deficit will just keep growing and growing crushing our children and ruining their lives

I'm confused. What's to stop someone from buying 50k of impressive looking s!ht, take pictures, get numbers, sell numbers, get millions, claim he shut it down, and get the sh!t scraped at the dump?

This only illustrates, that with the fraudsters, there are some stupid ones. I suspect the good fraudsters celebrate the bad ones.

Really, the bar isn't that high when some government morons catch someone.

Many green technologies work well for off-grid households or small communities. Scaling them up to sizes that power even small cities has taken huge subsidies and investment. A problem that plagues most of the green technologies is how they attract naive idealistic investors, and the scam artists that prey on them. These scam artists are also experts at bilking the government out of grants and low interest [forgivable] loans. This often happens with any emerging technology whether it's 'green' or whatever. Ever since AlGores docu-drama 'green' tech has attracted scammers like flies to shít.

ALL "green" solutions are frauds. All of them.

Or, to quote a friend, "I refuse to fuel my vehicle with other people's food"

"has taken huge subsidies and investment"....hate to burst your bubble,jean,however,there has not been ONE red cent "invested" in any green scam. Every penny is and has been a subsidy. Subsidies are like the gubermint. They produce absolutely ZERO return on anything.

hate to burst your bubble
Cut the crap, you derive ignorant pleasure thinking you've 'burst someone's bubble. But you haven't a clue what you're prattling on about. Don't try to twist my words out of context to suit your agenda. Go play with your own bubbles and refrain from misinterpreting what others are discussing with what you think they said.

Biofuels are old technology. The Inuit heated with whale blubber centuries ago. On the great plains of Canada and the USA, flax and wheat straw was used to heat steam engines when coal and wood were not readily available. Bison and later cow paddies heated stoves on farms and ranches all over the Canadian prairies in the late 1880's.

Sterno fuel, known as ''canned heat,'' is denatured and jellied alcohol, and has been used for cooking and making coffee for over a century. The alcohol can be made from a large variety of plants. Slight problem with Sterno. Hobos and winos loved drinking it, even if it was poisonous. The drink was known as ''squeeze'' because they believed that filtering it through bread, cheesecloth or socks made it OK. Not so!! Tommy Johnson, famous Delta blues singer wrote a song about it. It was named ''Canned Heat Bues.'' Enjoy!!


https://youtu.be/lGuoOyeUj-w


Ahhhhhh. Did I upset the little snowflake? Go play in your mommie's basement safe room.

You nailed it. This is exactly what happened. Most grain farmers here in Canada applauded the move toward biofuels at the time as grain prices were very poor then, much as they are once again for reasons I have not kept up with.

Rife with fraud you say? I cannot imagine that. After all, the government would never waste tax dollars in order to placate any special interest group. /sarc

And then there's always the good 'ol military with money that must be spent. Logic be damned.

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/report-pentagon-paid-150-per-gallon-for-green-jet-fuel/

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