Fri November 8, 2013
The Controversy And Future Of Ethanol Fuel
Ethanol. Years ago, many thought it would be the next big clean, renewable energy source to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. But now, some are having second thoughts. Is ethanol reducing fuel prices, creating jobs in the U.S. and improving air quality? Or is it harmful to engines with significant consequences for agriculture and food prices? That gasoline you're pumping into your tank contains a mandated percentage of ethanol and now critics want the Environmental Protection Agency to change that standard. We'll hear about the controversy over ethanol, the pros and cons of the energy source and the impact for consumers as the debate heats up.
Kris Kiser - President and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
Geoff Cooper - Vice President of Research and Analysis, Renewable Fuels Association
Matt Wald - Energy reporter for The New York Times