Christopher Knittel: Don’t Blame It on the Rain–Ethanol Mandate Is a Bad Idea in Any Year

From Huffington Post

MIT Sloan Prof. Christopher Knittel

The long drought will have real consequences for the nation’s food and energy markets. But it also creates an opportunity for Washington to take a hard look at the Bush-era mandate known as the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), which requires that 10 percent of the gasoline we put in our cars be comprised of ethanol, most of which is made from corn.

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Christopher Knittel is the William Barton Rogers Professor of Energy Economics at MIT Sloan School of Management

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