The Great Transition, Part I: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy
OCTOBER 25, 2012
The Earth’s renewable energy resources are vast and available to be tapped through visionary initiatives. Crops can be used to produce automotive fuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel. corn-based ethanol distilleries became hugely profitable when oil prices jumped above $60 a barrel following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In 2011, the world produced 23 billion gallons of fuel ethanol and nearly 6 billion gallons of biodiesel.