Renewable energy stool

The Obama administration's renewable energy stool, with its three legs of biofuels, solar, and wind, has now tipped over, as all three legs start to crumble. The final push came from the recent closing of Range Fuel Corp.'s cellulosic ethanol plant in Soperton, Ga. Former Energy Sec. Samuel Bodman dedicated the Soperton plant in November 2007, saying, "Today marks the beginning of a new phase of our effort to make America more energy-secure." After 4 years and more than $300 million in taxpayer and private investment, the plant was unable to produce quantities of ethanol from wood chips and other cellulosic material because there is no effective cellulose-to-ethanol, large-scale...

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