Posts filed under “Taxes and Policy”

Ethanol DeathWatch Map

Regular readers know I am no fan of ethanol — over-subsidized gasoline substitute that has helped to drive food inflation aggressively higher (and, it gunks up my engines!)

With the price of Oil down $18 over the past week — off 12% from the $147 high — perhaps its time to pull out the BioFuels/Ethanol DeathWatch Map

Its a terrific Google Maps Mashup (via GigaOm) that shows the various biofuel plants that are having "hiccups."

click for more info

Ethanol_deathwatch_map

The author notes that this is a "a work in progress" You can add new notices or extra information in the comments.

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Previously:
The Costanza Energy Policy: 25 Ways to Drive Oil to $150 (May 29, 2008)   
http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2008/05/how-to-drive-oi.html

Source:
Maps: Biofuels Deathwatch
Craig Rubens
Earth2Tech, January 9th, 2008 at 12:00 am
http://earth2tech.com/2008/01/09/earth2tech-maps-biofuels-deathwatch/

Category: Commodities, Energy, Taxes and Policy

A Nation of Whiners? No, Just Wall Street Beggars

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Derivatives, Markets, Taxes and Policy

Idiots Fiddle While Rome Burns

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Federal Reserve, Politics, Taxes and Policy

Quote of the Day: Bailouts

Category: Politics, Taxes and Policy

Whining US CEOs: Economy is “Dismal”

Category: Economy, Employment, Psychology, Taxes and Policy

CEO Sees Dismal Economy (Bunch of Whiners!)

CEOs portray a gloomy forecast for the US Economy, according to a new survey by Chief Executive Magazine:

Category: Credit, Economy, Taxes and Policy, Video

Fannie & Freddie Heading for “Conservatorship”

Category: Credit, Real Estate, Taxes and Policy

Uh-Oh! Bad Sign on Fannie & Freddie

Category: Contrary Indicators, Credit, Politics, Real Estate, Taxes and Policy

Poole: Fannie, Freddie `Insolvent’ After Losses

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Real Estate, Taxes and Policy

Quote of the Day: Citibank on Glass Steagel

We’re going way back for this one: “With an aggressive legal maneuver, Citicorp is taking another step in the battle to unshackle the banking industry from the restraints of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933.  The strategy, being watched closely by the entire banking industry, has been used for years to push the deregulation of the…Read More

Category: Credit, Politics, Real Estate, Taxes and Policy