Posts Tagged ‘ethanol’

  • Used cooking oil as biofuel

    How Are French Fries and Airplanes Similar?

    Nov 27, 13 • 613 Views • No Comments

    The same oil that fried your potatoes might have fueled your airplane. Correctly processed, biofuels made from used cooking oil burn 80% cleaner than fossil fuels. Just add to that the incentive of US subsidies, emission limits and carbon taxes and you have...  [read more]

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    Demand and Supply: The Ethanol Mandate

    Mar 20, 13 • 336 Views • No Comments

    Several years ago, when former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers walked past me, I stopped him with a question. “What is the most important economic idea to teach my students,” I asked. Without missing a beat, he said, “the power of the...  [read more]

  • Looming Worldwide Pig Shortage

    Pork Problems

    Sep 28, 12 • 262 Views • No Comments

    Announcing the cancellation of this year’s bacon eating contest, Major League Eating (“the world body that governs all stomach-centric sports’) said,  “We cannot, in good conscience, allow top ranked eater Joey Chestnut to eat bacon...  [read more]

  • Affecting the cost of animal feed and lowering the amount of milk from cows, the drought is pushing up milk prices.

    The US Drought and Pizza

    Sep 11, 12 • 260 Views • No Comments

    Discussing the impact of this summer’s drought on pizza, Stephen Colbert said, “It is one thing for global warming to make the sea levels rise but nobody told me it could make my cheese levels recede.” Colbert was reacting to an economist at...  [read more]