ROLLING STONE says that ethanol is a scam. “The great danger of confronting peak oil and global warming isn’t that we will sit on our collective asses and do nothing while civilization collapses, but that we will plunge after “solutions” that will make our problems even worse. Like believing we can replace gasoline with ethanol, the much-hyped biofuel that we make from corn.”

Yes. There may be some value to ethanol made from cellulose and other waste biomass, but corn-based ethanol is just liquid pork. Nice to see there’s agreement on this across a wide ideological spectrum. (Via Kudlow).

Bob Zubrin tells me that we can make methanol, as opposed to ethanol, more easily from waste biomass. Even kudzu. That sounds promising.