Tag Archives: subsidies

Could sugar dumping push ethanol production up?

Pulling out an interesting little option from the 2008 Farm bill, the USDA is considering re-directing US produced sugar to ethanol production to drive up sugar prices.  From what I understand, the US sugar industry is completely supported by farm … Continue reading

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IMF report on energy subsidies, implications for a carbon tax & energy security

IMF presents some new analysis of energy subsidies which I have previously wondered about.  It is worth looking over: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/03/27/imf-want-to-fight-climate-change-get-rid-of-1-9-trillion-in-energy-subsidies/ $25/ton as the cost of CO2 seems low to me.  $502 billion in US energy subsidies including this carbon tax.. I don’t … Continue reading

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DDGS impacts from expired tax credit for ethanol?

One of several potential impacts of the expired tax credit for making corn ethanol: http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ethanol-tax-and-tariff-changes-likely-affect-ddgs-value

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Energy Factsheet

stumbled on this IEA factsheet and thought I’d share.  Some useful information in here. factsheet here: http://www.iea.org/weo/docs/weo2010/factsheets.pdf

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more on subsidies for renewables

Maybe it is just me, but whenever I seem to post something, I notice 5 more articles or references about the same topic.  Here is another interesting take on the whole subsidy question.  Basically when we subsidies renewable energy, are … Continue reading

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fascinating details on energy subsidies

Nice point here that subsidies are a means to an end: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/what-is-the-real-meaning-of-energy-subsidies1/ and then I started to look at the linked EIA report: http://docs.wind-watch.org/US-subsidy-2010.pdf [pdf] Rarely do we have a discussion of real data on subsidies that have helped develop … Continue reading

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