An anonymous reader writes: Matt Crenson a political science professor and a AP National writer had a piece published on ethanol. Just at the time when Bush is visiting Brazil. A country that uses ethanol for energy extensively. In case you wondered, the Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the world's largest such organization.
This article says that ethanol use for energy is a bad idea no matter how you cut it. Even when some parts of this long article are correct, they are outwheigthed by the baseless inaccuracies. From " most analysts conclude its environmental benefits are questionable at best. " all the way to " even the most generous analysts estimate that it takes the energy equivalent of three gallons of ethanol to make four gallons of the stuff. " Plus the question-answer format of the middle portion of the article has a nauseating fact feeding style.