Since its creation of the domestic market for corn ethanol after the energy crisis of the 1970s, ...
by dkoplow on Jun 27, 2011
My first stint in the world of subsidies was looking as federal disincentives to recycling in an analysis for the US Environmental Protection Agency. Most often these took the form of subsidi...
by dkoplow on Apr 13, 2011
Subsidy arbitrage in international trade is not a new issue. It is popping up again in the biofuels sector, this time regarding the collection of ethanol blending credits on fuel that is then...
by dkoplow on Jan 18, 2011
I should have linked to this last month, but better late than never. Robert Rapier has done a nice review of the Renewable Fuel Association's rather exuberant claims on the impacts of killing...
by dkoplow on Oct 18, 2010
Faced with expiration of the ethanol blender's credit in only a few months, the ethanol lobby has been working the halls Congress to fashion together a fallback mix of subsidies -- even though mand...
by dkoplow on Oct 13, 2010
According to Bloomberg, the Obama administration will momentarily announce that current blend limits of 10 percent on ethanol in gasoline will be increased to 15 percent (E-15). Rese...