Ethanol in Florida – One Year Later

Gavin P. Smith – The Griffin Report

The drumbeat of the green-olution gets louder and louder by the day.  However, as has been proven by society throughout history, people, laws and habits are slow to change.  It seems this also applies to the use of alternative fuels, which has been slow to move into the mainstream.

In Florida, attempts were made a year ago that indicated that ethanol might become as commonplace as diesel and unleaded at the pumps.  Full of pomp and circumstance and garnering plenty of publicity, then Governor Jeb Bush stopped at the Inland Convenience store on North Monroe Street in Tallahassee and pumped ethanol into an SUV.  There was a press conference and a lot of talk about how stations providing ethanol would be sprouting up all over Florida.


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