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Author Glozer, Ken G

Title Corn Ethanol : Who Pays? Who Benefits?
Published Chicago : Hoover Institution Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (243 pages)
Series Hoover Institution Press publication ; no. 569
Hoover Institution Press publication ; 569.
Contents Front Cover; Book Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I -- Political History; 1. Introduction; 2. Ethanol as a Transportation Fuel: How FederalCorn-Ethanol Policy Evolved; A. Carter Administration, 1977-1981: Jump Starting a New Industry with Tax Incentives, Tariffs, and Financial Support; B. Reagan Administration, 1981-1989: Greater Reliance on Energy Markets; Phase-out of Some Market-Intervention Policies; C. Bush I Administration, 1989-1993: Mandating Reformulated Gasoline and Oxygenates
D. Clinton Administration, 1993-2001: Few Major Initiatives but Continued Production Growth for EthanolE. Bush II Administration, 2001-2009: The Demise of MTBE and Enactment of the Renewable Fuels Standard Bring a Massive Increase in Corn Ethanol Production; Part II -- Evaluating Advocates' Policy Claims; 3. Is U.S. Energy Security Strengthened?; 4. Does the Environment Benefit?; 5. Other Claims: Are Budget Costs Reduced? Is the Trade Balance Improved? Is Rural Employment Increased?; 6. Who Pays for the Policy, and Who Benefits from It?; 7. Conclusions; Part III -- Supporting Documents
A. International Energy Agency, IEA Response System for Oil Supply EmergenciesB. History of World Oil Market Petroleum-supply Interruptions; C. State-by-State Ethanol Subsidies; Endnotes; About the Author; About the Hoover Institution's Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy; Index
Summary The author documents the political history of federal corn ethanol policy, showing how it has evolved from 1977 through 2008. He then offers an in-depth, fact-based look at the major assertions made by the advocates of the policy, providing the results of an evaluation of the claims made by the architects of the Renewal Fuels Standard in 2005 during its consideration by Congress
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-207) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ethanol as fuel -- Government policy -- United States
Ethanol as fuel -- Economic aspects -- United States
Ethanol fuel industry -- Government policy -- United States
Ethanol fuel industry -- United States
Energy policy -- United States
Energy crops industry -- United States
Corn industry -- United States
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Energy.
SCIENCE -- Energy.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Power Resources -- General.
Corn industry
Energy crops industry
Energy policy
Ethanol fuel industry
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780817949686