Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Alternative fuels solution to petrol price hikes

"Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) is calling on the Government to make faster progress in introducing alternative fuels, such as bio-diesel and bio-ethanol,"

And not before time!

However, until ethanol can be produced (and it can be, it just needs commercialisation) in one pass processing the cost of producing a litre of ethanol is currently estimated to be 1.3 litres of ethanol. Coperative Biofuel and Biodiesel is the resource to peg income and outgoings at the 'farm gate'. Its like having OPEC on your doorstep!

We need some infrastructural changes to accomodate for carbon credits and emmissions accounting, but mandating biofuel as an additive is not the answer. Its a 'signal' to the markets but it may be the wrong one!

Biofueling our rural productivity has immense opportunity but the principle beneficiary's will be to everyone as public health costs diminish.

While Biofuels may yet be the enduring tax cut we all need, sunlight to liquid fuels energy resources remains a bulk material handling problem that the rural farmer may yet be collectively able to make a significant and creative contribution. Future mapping biofuels into the an Alternative energy economy is about science, economics, confidence, will power and committment, not wish lists says the Ilam Candidate who is keen to take the issue to the floor of the house. If we internalise the benefits, its WIN WIN WIN. Like our farming folk, I cannot understand why the commitement to progress beyond cheapo talk hasnt been taken seriously when millions of 'sustainable' development money from Japan and the USA has already been offered.

The financial security of our nation may depend on it.

se also:economics of biofuels at

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