Ethanol subsidies could be safe for a while

Ethanol subsidies could be safe for a while.There’s a really nice explanation of why subsidies are hard to abolish in Price of Oil: Hidden Oil Subsidies from Tree Hugger.com and on Huffington Post. I couldn’t put it any more clearly than in the first paragraph.


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2 Responses to Ethanol subsidies could be safe for a while

  1. Ron Steenblik 17 July, 2008 at 6:44 am #

    The problem with the Tree Hugger article is that it provides no links to the articles on oil subsidies it cites. That makes it hard to determine, for example, whether the estimates include subsidies to road transport generally (as some of the ones that people cite do), as well as the value of externalities.

  2. Simon Robinson 17 July, 2008 at 9:27 am #

    Hi Ron,

    Yes it is a problem but I thought that it would be worth throwing the ideas into the pot. There’s a whole other story about getting traditional journalists to put links into their output.

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