Los Angeles, CA. The Full Disclosure Network™ (FDN) presents a six minute Internet Video preview, on demand, 24/7, with former California Secretary of State Bill Jones, founder and chairman of the board of Pacific Ethanol Corporation. The entire interview is scheduled to be shown on 43 cable systems and on the L. A Cable Channel 36 at 8-9 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 21st) and Monday from 4-5 p.m. (Jan 22nd), as a public service of FDN. Bill Jones covered the following issues:
What are the reasons for shifting to Ethanol instead of gasoline made from fossil fuels?
- Ban on MTBE the gasoline oxygenate because of ground water pollution
- Federal Government, Bush Administration moving away from dependence on foreign oil
- Ethanol is a renewable fuel, made from corn, more readily available than fossil fuels
- California’s dairy industry uses corn, logistics for distilling ethanol in the state are good
What pressures have generated political support for Ethanol as an alternative fuel?
- Environmental demands to reduce hydrocarbons
- Public outrage at gasoline pump prices
- Infrastructure for process/delivery of Ethanol already in place
- Desire to create more employment and increase tax revenue
Will government maintain support for Bio Fuel incentives?
- Crisis management does cause shift in focus but conditions appear favorable
- The U.S. is currently producing 4.5 billion gallons Ethanol annually
- We need 7.5 billion gallons annually and are importing the difference from Brazil
- Growing need for less dependence for foreign oil from Iran, Iraq, Venezuela
- Open market for Ethanol
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