February 2007

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HP Viewpoint: Biofuels—The great elixir?

Before collectively abandoning hydrocarbons and stocking up on carbohydrates for energy, let's make sure we fully understand the proper role for biofuels as part of the nation's transportation fuel mi..

Slaughter, B., National Petrochemical & Refiners Association

Before collectively abandoning hydrocarbons and stocking up on carbohydrates for energy, let's make sure we fully understand the proper role for biofuels as part of the nation's transportation fuel mix. Instant gratification has become commonplace in the American lifestyle. We live in the age of instant messaging, immediate access and pharmaceutical marvels. We are fascinated by extreme sports and total makeovers. Success (and failure) is determined by not only the ultimate outcome, but also the speed in which that outcome was reached. In short, Americans have a sometimes innocent faith that miracles can be accomplished in very short order. Policymakers (read: politicians) are unfortunate

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