I am simultaneously intrigued and disgusted by the Live Green, Go Yellow advertising campaign by GM, and by the president's recent focus on ethanol. Intrigued, because I have to admit that I am pleased to see any alternative fuel campaign reaching the general public as they slurp down dinner in front of the tube. Disgusted, because I know in my heart that ethanol itself is not the answer to our problems, and with it's 1.3 (at best) EROEI, it still requires quite a bit of oil to grow the corn, harvest and process it. Similarly, this is how I feel about the presidents recent comments. Yes I am pleased that he has begun to confront the decline of cheap oil, but disgusted at the thought of 5 wasted years to date, and meager increase in funding for alt-energy research.So, time to put your (our) money where your mouth is, Mr. President. Time to upgrade the presidential motorcade. Run all those trailing SUV's with secret service on E85. Upgrade the armored caddy limo to be flex fuel. Make the statement for the whole country that this is in the future that you see.
Time to walk the walk.