Want Cheap Gas?: Try BioFuels
Want Cheap Gas? offers the complete rationale for using ethanol derived from starch and cellulose to lower gas prices, and is among Gregory's most intriguing environmental books. Already, the US produces 15 billion gallons of starch bioethanol per year, and by 2022 will be producing the same amount of cellulosic bioethanol. Mixing different amounts of ethanol with pure gasoline will yield E10, E13, and E85. E85 (85% ethanol and 15% gasoline) already sells for $1.00 less per gallon than E10!
One Word For You: Plants
Gregory Howard Gebhart has just one word for you: plants. They will be the green, clean, affordable, and sustainable future source of biofuel energy, bio-based chemicals, and bio-based materials like plastics. Plants, at the same time, remove large amounts of Green House Gases (GHG) from the Earth's atmosphere, like carbon dioxide.
And We All Get Fracked: 1,000,000,000,000,000 Gallons of Water and Toxic Chemicals Go Into the Ground Over 1,000,000,000,000 gallons of water and toxic chemicals have been pumped into the ground around the United States. This is all due to some 145,000 hydraulic fracture (frack) oil and natural gas wells. While these resources grant us access to new untapped oil and natural gas, they appear to be poisoning our land, our water, and our air.