President Trump Renewable Energy Policy Speech – Council Bluffs, Iowa – 4:20pm EST Livestream…

President Trump travels to Iowa today to deliver a policy speech on renewable energy.  The remarks are taking place at Southwest IA Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Later this evening President Trump will deliver remarks at the Republican Party of Iowa annual dinner.  Start time for the energy speech approximately 4:20pm EST:

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130 Responses to President Trump Renewable Energy Policy Speech – Council Bluffs, Iowa – 4:20pm EST Livestream…

  1. Gonna be a great speech! Make Gropin Joe eat those flip-flops.

    Not one question on energy at the Chopper Presser. Not one question on disbarred felon obstructionist Dean. Lots on Mexico deal/no deal “Got it right here in my pocket!”

    MAGA –> KAG

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  2. Matt Musson says:

    Interestingly enough, the first major city in the USA to go 100% renewable will be Dallas.
    Deep in the Heart of Texas, the wind blows almost all the time. A friend once remarked that if you watched the TV show DALLAS, if the wind was blowing they were onsite in Texas. If it was calm they were in Hollywood.

    Texas does not offer California type incentives. Texans are just cheap when it comes to power bills.

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    • I drive through west TX throughout the year. I never see the prop forest move. Then again I never drove through during a tornado. High maintenance, low output, just what we need. PDJT had a comment about postponing war until the sun came out (ref. to solar power). He can also have a similar comment about wind (i.e., postponing war until the wind kicks up.

      Just another scam by the globalists to control energy supplies.

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      • GB Bari says:

        I drove through there in early October 2017 – estimate maybe 95% were rotating. Same in Oklahoma.

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      • lurker2 says:

        I’m not a fan of those things. A blight on the landscape, IMO. They’re all over Illinois and the midwest.

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        • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

          I’m fully onboard with keep the ugly windmills out of America.Besides being a blight on the landscape and bird killers ‘😞they require electric backup which draws on the already strained grids and lefties don’t want them in backyards but in the heartland or conservative states. As for solar it’s being pushed by the left climate alarmists because they own most of it ( remember Solyndra??) and I will never willingly support nasty billionaire TDS riddled Steyer or his ilk .
          I will support Nuclear and clean coal though.

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          • “Clean” coal is only clean compared to how they used to produce it. It’s still the dirtiest fuel source compared to every other alternative. Half the mercury in the atmosphere is from coal production. I’m not a fan, considering all the black lung & COPD patients.

            I’m with ya on nuclear though. It has been much improved since the ‘90s. There are other good sources too, depending on local resource availability. We co-generate a lot of our power in WA from wood pulp left over from timber production, and utilize hydroelectric power from the natural kinetic movement provided by the sea and rivers.

            My little town of 10k has a thriving business that converts used diesel vehicles to run on veggie oil that the fast food joints used to throw out. Makes the car exhaust smell like french fries, the mileage is similar to diesel and it’s far cheaper and cleaner than gasoline. Less wear on the engine as well. We’ve also got a fair number of “city vehicles”, small electric one seat cars that go 35mph, with a 200-mile range before the need to charge. There are city-installed charge stations in a dozen locations around town.

            There are lots of new ways to get cleaner fuel and power, once one becomes dedicated to looking for it and trying it out. Creative solutions require motivation and an open attitude. As Matt first indicated upthread, Texans are pro-power and not married to any single technology. They’ll develop whatever costs less without hesitation because they have a tradition of power technology innovations.

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            • Dennis Leonard says:

              And we are still driving railroad spikes by hand,you are kidding right,
              “considering all the black lung & COPD patients.”
              Any power coming from Satsop?
              “I’m with ya on nuclear though”
              Is that why all the timber industry is dead,Aberdeen,Hoquiam?
              ” We co-generate a lot of our power in WA from wood pulp left over from timber production”

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              • You obviously didn’t read what I said. Satsop is from 1968. I said “since the ‘90s”. Newer nuclear plant designs are improved.

                The timber industry isn’t dead either. Different areas of the timber fields get depleted, and the industry moves to other fields in the state while replanting the depleted areas. My county is one of the areas it rotates to FROM Aberdeen.

                The paper mill in my town has been running continuously since 1926. It keeps getting updated for cleaner use. Power co-generation is a relatively new innovation.

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          • Steve Herman says:

            Power Utility companies are required to provide reliable power to their customers.
            Customers will not tolerate the inconvenience of power interruptions.
            Yet, windmills and solar farms are inherently unreliable.

            A coal, oil or nuclear power plant has never been rendered unnecessary and closed because of solar farms or windmills.
            A coal, oil or nuclear power plant construction has never been discontinued or construction slowed because of a solar farm or windmills.

            Wall Street businessmen will always put money into a project that is guaranteed to have customers, guaranteed to have a profit margin and guaranteed US Fed gov’t assistance because windmills and solar farms are not commercially competitive with coal, oil or nuclear power plants.

            So as long as US Fed gov’t assistance continues, customers will pay inflated energy costs because windmills and solar farms are unreliable and power utilities are required to provide reliable power which equates to coal, oil or nuclear power plant.

            This is similar to a home with an reliable furnace for heating the house. The homeowner is forced to purchase and maintain an additional furnace that only heats the home on windy or sunny days. If no wind or sun, then the homeowner is allowed to use his reliable furnace for heat. Meanwhile the homeowner must continue maintenance and repairs on two systems that serves the homeowner a single purpose – heating his home.

            Therefore, windmills scarring our landscape and solar farms inadvertently frying our wildlife will always exist until US Fed gov’t assistance ends. Trust me, once US Fed gov’t assistance ends, the Wall Street businessman will abandon these unprofitable projects before the sun settles in the West.

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          • Patrick Hank says:

            Most of the equipment is made in China. I think we need to do an “all of the above approach”: Make Solar, Wind, Mini-hydro viable, cost effective and domestic while at the same time keep using Oil, Coal, Natural Gas, Methane and anything else smart Americans come up with better, cleaner. more effective and cheaper. Make America totally energy independent and let Americans have a bunch of options. The greenies just want us dependent, controlled and taxed.

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        • Astro says:

          Low energy density, high maintenance and short lifespan . . . yup, a winning combination if ever there was once.

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        • Patrick healy says:

          Not a “fan” – brilliant!
          Of course these ‘things’ are the biggest joke since the Dutch stopped using them to drive pumps to move water in circa 1900.
          The proper term for so called renewal energy is “unreliable” energy, it requires 100% back up from real fossil fuelled generation.
          The biggest scientific scam in history is the unproven theory of man made global warming which these subsidised bird minders owe their existence to.

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      • bayoukiki says:

        High maintenance, low output. Sounds like Joe Biden

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    • Colorado Conservative says:

      Like a lot of other cities who have signed onto the climate change hoax, what Dallas promises will NEVER happen. They will buy energy they claim comes from wind producers but really it is from the grid and from fossil fuel sources because the wind will not be able to provide adequate energy for high demand times. Dallas taxpayers will pay MORE for the supposed wind energy that is promised to them. It is a complete scam.

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      • dbobway says:

        Over a hundred years ago the horseless buggy came out.
        It was run by the same battery technology we have today.
        It was replaced by the combustion engine, which was more efficient and more power.
        We have been using wind and solar power since the beginning of man.
        They would be lucky to last 25 years, then we discovered energy.
        Now we average in the high 70’s years of age.
        Why go backwards, the poor can’t afford it.
        So just let them die younger, so we redistribute wealth, not rich to poor,
        But affordable to elites only?

        Welcome to tyranny!

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  3. Matt Musson says:

    Interestingly enough, the first major city in the USA to go 100% renewable will be Dallas.
    Deep in the Heart of Texas, the wind blows almost all the time. A friend once remarked that if you watched the TV show DALLAS, if the wind was blowing they were onsite in Texas. If it was calm they were in Hollywood.

    Texas does not offer California type incentives. Texans are just cheap when it comes to power bills.

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  4. lurker2 says:

    This appears to be a live feed at Offutt AFB. I think Trump just landed. https://www.wowt.com/content/news/President-Trump-visits-Council-Bluffs-511138072.html

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    • lurker2 says:

      Ethanol is expected to be a big part of the president’s speech today, specifically his administration changing the rules so that gas stations can sell E15 year-round.

      Until just days ago, the EPA banned the sale of E15 in the summer because of concerns that it leads to smog. But Trump’s administration says that E15’s impact on air quality is similar to E10.

      The biofuel, made from 15 percent ethanol, is still not very common at U.S. gas stations, but corn farmers are hoping the rule change will increase its use and also help farmers suffering from the U.S. trade war with China.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Uses more energy to produce, than it yields, and with the fossil fuel surge, makes (if possible) even LESS sense.

        Only reason is Iowa so prominent in primaries. Should be making corn liquor, if anything. A stupid idea, who’s time has passed. JMHO,..

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        • lurker2 says:

          I just looked that up. The term is “energy balance”.

          In 1995 the USDA released a report stating that the net energy balance of corn ethanol in the United States was an average of 1.24. It was previously considered to have a negative net energy balance. However, due to increases in corn crop yield and more efficient farming practices corn ethanol had gained energy efficiency [3]

          Ken Cassman, a professor of agronomy at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, said in 2008 that ethanol has a substantial net positive direct energy balance—1.5 to 1.6 more units of energy are derived from ethanol than are used to produce it. Comparing 2008 to 2003, Alan Tiemann of Seward, a Nebraska Corn Board member, said that ethanol plants produce 15 percent more ethanol from a bushel of corn and use about 20 percent less energy in the process. At the same time, corn growers are more efficient, producing more corn per acre and using less energy to do so.[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethanol_fuel_energy_balance

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          • Dutchman says:

            And ueah, a study by the Nebtaska corn board is really where I’m gonna look, for unbiased truth.
            Lies, DAMN lies, and Statistics. And notice the progression, with ‘statistics’ being the WORST.

            This was first said at a time when calling someone a “DAMN liar” was fighting words, and IIRC, resulted in one in Congress beating another, right on the floor of congress, that he broke his cane, and while he didn’t die, the beatee was never the same.
            Ethanol in gasoline is like global warming, a hoax. IMHO

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            • lurker2 says:

              https://www.wired.com/2011/06/five-ethanol-myths-busted-2/

              Myth No. 1: Ethanol requires more energy to make than it yields. —————————————————————-
              False. Argonne National Laboratory research has shown that corn ethanol delivers a positive energy balance of 8.8 megajoules per liter. The energy balance from second-generation biofuels using cellulosic sources is up to six times better, according to a study published in Biomass and Bioenergy Journal.

              Myth No. 2: Ethanol production reduces our food supply. ——————————————————-
              False. Only 1 percent of all corn grown in this country is eaten by humans. The rest is No. 2 yellow field corn, which is indigestible to humans and used in animal feed, food supplements and ethanol.

              There’s more.

              Seems there’s a lot of old misinformation out there that people keep repeating. It’s time for everyone to cite sources, not just make claims here.

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              • Dutchman says:

                Biomass and Bioenergy Journal, and Wired, now THERES a couple of unbiased sources!
                I’m not going to argue, but I DO wonder at posters on THIS site, defending ethanol. Might as well be arguing “Climate change” hoax is ‘real’, and we only have 12 years, so green new deal!

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                • lurker2 says:

                  Argonne Laboratory. I’m sorry if you cannot accept science. If you don’t like ethanol or you have at type of car that can’t use it, that’s great, don’t use it. But some of the stuff you’re saying just is not true.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Yeah, thats what the libbies say when I tell them climate change is ‘junk science’,…again, I am compelled to ask, WHY are you here?

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                • iowan2 says:

                  All of those sources are way better than what you quoted. Oh, wait. You haven’t backed up anything you have claimed, with any sources.

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              • David A says:

                Concerning lurker 2s comments, it is best to fight claims with facts to show the source is biased.

                Concerning the claim on the type of feed, Lurker2 is correct, however farm land is like money to desires; farm land and water can grow many disparate crops, so it is not easy to say that is the best use for said land.

                For CO2 reduction it is certainly not, as CO2 is immensely net–beneficial.

                I do recommend knowing disparate sides of an policy before forming a perspective.

                As to another comment, there will be no cities 100 percent dependent on solar and or wind.
                Sans very expensive backup batteries or power shortage it is simply not possible. The wind does not blow all the time and the sun is only good for about 10 hours, at best. Both solar and wind REQUIRE steady state backup,

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            • Jim Comey is a weasel_Doug says:

              E fuels drive up gasoline prices too. Ask anyone in the refinery business. Gums the crap out of everything

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              • Your Tour Guide says:

                And messes up oh, so much more.

                Have a fixer upper boat. Bought a used
                ’83 vintage Chrysler outboard for it. Bought
                a new gas line for it. Ran like a scalded cat.

                Next year, prepared to take the family out
                to the lake. Squeezed on the primer bulb.
                It shot gas all over my hands, inside the
                splash well around the engine. Took off
                the cover, all the fuel lines going to the engine
                were destroyed. Made before Ethanol.

                Parked it, went to the beach. There’s
                probably a lot of others with ruined fuel
                system stories to share.

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                • Your Tour Guide– Always love to hear “good ethanol” stories like this! I’m sure it wasn’t funny the day it happened, but it sure makes a great story, a few years later!

                  BTW, hope you had a very happy Birthday!

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        • booger71 says:

          Besides..ethanol production uses huge supplies of groundwater which we need for drinking water and food irrigation

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          • Dutchman says:

            Actually, ALMONDS are probably the worst, and previously ‘fallow’land was used to fill the sudden demand resulting from ethanol mandate.

            Farming by governmint committee, what a great idea. It worked out SO great for the Soviets!/s

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            • iowan2 says:

              All of those sources are way better than what you quoted. Oh, wait. You haven’t backed up anything you have claimed, with any sources.

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            • iowan2 says:

              Fallow land? You are a leftist. Saying with confidence and certainty something you know nothing about. There is no fallow land, as in “set aside acres” The only land not under cultivation, would be under 6 to 10 year lease to the Conservation Reserve Program. (CRP)

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              • Dutchman says:

                Yeah, iowan2
                Anyone who has followed my posts, and I have been commenting on here for awhile KNOWS I am a FLAMING “leftist”!/S
                Anyway, I’m done with this subject, as there are far more important things to spend my energies on. You like ethanol, fine use it. For me, I’ll ‘pass’, thank you very much.

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          • iowan2 says:

            Agriculture is food production. Ethanol from Corn is a small percentage. The price today for corn is below the price of production. That means ethanol is not displacing food production. If the price goes up, ethanol processors can not compete against corn, and corn bushels go more to food. (as feed to produce meat, milk and eggs)

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      • LafnH20 says:

        lurker2…

        Had a larger post, but alas…. I’m currently in the Middle of Nowhere.

        So, hopefully, this shortened version will find it’s way…

        Hope y’all enjoy it!

        http://hint.fm/wind/

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      • LafnH20 says:

        😎
        Forgot to mention…
        Tap the US, and it will zoom in (in steps). A lil practice is all it takes.

        Excellent thread…

        Fwiw… “Big Trucks” (18 wheelers) have anywhere from E10 – E15 blended into the diesel. At the LARGE Truck Stops anyway. Smaller Truck Stops may as well; as it all comes from the same refineries. Dunno.
        Seeing as a “Big Truck” can legally cover enough ground (long distance Trucks; local not so much) each day to go through 100+ gallons ($350 – $400)… still quite a bit of Bio-Diesel being burned.

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    • lurker2 says:

      The live feed is done, Trump is in the limo driving to the event.

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  5. MDNA I says:

    Wonder if it’s running late b/c POTUS on the phone w/ AG Barr about asserting Executive Privilege

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    • tonyE says:

      So, let me see… the House Democrats want the AG to break the law, so they sue him.

      Isn’t that like a conspiracy?

      Will AG Barr then indict and arrest the House Democrat leaders for conspiring to make him break the law?

      How about if AG Barr countersues the House Democrats for damages for their conspiracy to make him break the law?

      Wouldn’t that be sweet.

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    • It remains to be decided whether the House of Representatives CAN pursue “civil” actions against Members of the Executive Branch. Civil courts have previously and very-recently concluded that the Congress has no standing there, in part for obvious Separation of Powers issues. The Courts will not insert themselves into internecine power struggles between the co-equal branches of Government.

      However, the radicalized House is hurling itself headlong towards this political cliff, and I don’t think that any measure of good sense will stop them.

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  6. Elric VIII says:

    I know President Trump will pander to the ethanol lobby, but I would very much like the option of buying non-ethanol gasoline at my local gas station. If an ethanol mixture is what people want, they can buy it. If they don’t, they won’t. Remember, the customer is always right.

    I drive older vehicles, and they run much better and get better mileage on non-ethanol gasoline. It’s not impossible to find, but difficult. And more expensive. But after overhauling my lawnmower carburetor twice and replacing a weedeater, non-ethanol is the only thing I use in small engines.

    Using corn for ethanol also drives up the cost of food, particularly meats that are corn-fed. But our betters know what’s best for us yokels, so we have the ethanol mandate, like it or not.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Lets see, in plain language, it makes gasoline less volatile,…less flamable.

      And isn’t that just what you want, from a fuel?/S

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      • Specifically, ethanol adsorbs water from the atmosphere, so there is steam in your cylinders and exhaust system where water is not supposed to be. This greatly reduces the life of the engine and is particularly damaging for 2-stroke garden equipment.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Yeah, sort of. In cars, a little steam cleaning can be a good thing, and expansion from water to steam is something like 1200?. Hence H20 injection. But not for small engines, yeah.

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            • Dutchman says:

              I was going from memory, which is either the first,…or last,..thing to go, but I can’t remember which!

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            • Dutchman says:

              The single most effective way to improve automotive mileage, AND reduce emmisions is to make a major adjustment to the big nut, that sits just behind the steering wheel.
              FAR more effective than anything else you can do.

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              • @Dutchman..
                Think of it this way,,
                Asa FUEL..
                Would you rather have the 1% Joes Bidens Gas, = LESS Energy
                Or Would you fill your car with NON-ethanol-TRUMP Gas = MORE Energy?
                It’s NOT a “trick question”..

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Exactly. “Adjust the BIG NUT, that SITS just behind the steering wheel.”

                  THINK, what BIG NUT sits just behind the steering wheel? THE DRIVER. Adjust “driving habits”, in other words.

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          • NO, NO , NO! Dutchman..
            Look..
            When you “blend” ethanol into Gasoline.. YOU ARE REDUCING BTU’s “available” in the same amount of “gas”..
            IN other words your getting LESS Energy for your Dollar than, NON- ethanol..
            I SUPPORT our great American Farmers..
            But..
            Using Corn, or other organic feedstock that could otherwise be used for FOOD, is just crazy..
            NOT to mention the WATER that is used to “Make” ethanol..
            Look Lets KISS..
            You using more energy to make ethanol, than you get “out of it”.. It’s the MATH..
            NOT counting the problem that ethanol presents for 2-stroke engine AND, Most Modern Day cars..

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            • Dutchman says:

              I’m in AGREEMENT with you! They further confused the issue, with “Premium” gas having a higher “Octane” rating, which actually means LESS energy.
              Funny to see people using ‘Premium’ gas in cars that don’t specifically call for it, cause they think its ‘better’.
              SOME newer cars, along with fuel injection, computer control, etc. Went to a higher compression ratio; above the old ‘standard’ of around 10:1. Those with high compression need higher ‘octane’ rating, to prevent engine ‘deiseling’ or knocking.
              I DO understand, as I said I have worked on my own vehicles all my life, not just maintenance repair, but major modifications, as well.

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            • when I was going through engineering school the Thermodynamic textbook at the time had the combustion equation with 17 variables but now it is 21 variable due to the addition of ethanol!!!!

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            • Elric VIII says:

              Yep. It’s reduces engine efficiency, damages older engines, and costs the consumer more. Simultaneously it is subsidized by taxpayer money and the additional cost at the pump generates more gas tax revenues. Drivers are getting hosed coming and going. Then they make it a mandate, so we’re pretty much forced to buy it. Drivers get it coming and going.

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          • trialbytruth says:

            Wow I haven’t heard anyone mention h2o injection since the seventies. Always wondered about it actual efficacy.

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            • Dutchman says:

              Its for a short term energy boost, like oh, crap whats that gas street racers use? Anyway, you mix some methyl alcohol with it. Old trick, like exhaust cut outs, remember them?
              Old school tricks, but then, I’m old!

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        • cboldt says:

          LOL. The natural byproducts of combustion are WATER and CO2. The reason ethanol is “bad” is it is a non-lubricant. Injecting water on the intake side adds trivial (if any) wear downside.
          Not saying ethanol doesn’t have substantial downside in use, just that affinity for water isn’t much (if any) of the basic wearout/gum-up/leak physics.

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        • MIKE says:

          Actually the water attracted by ethanol combines with other present compounds and elements to form acids, and will rot fuel lines from the inside out, eat away at engine seals, create rust and distortion @ injector nozzles, etc., and break the gasoline down at a rapid rate(shortened shelf life). This is especially true in marine environments. There is so much water present in exhaust systems, most manufacturers put water drains in the systems. As you know complete combustion of a hydrocarbon yields only CO2 and H2O. Nothing on earth can achieve complete combustion, but several plants come close with their photosynthesis processes.
          I can’t believe the climate scammers picked CO2 as a target ‘bad gas’. Best plant food on earth.
          Ethanol sux and will decrease gas mileage significantly. It doesn’t store well. It does damage to engines, large and small.
          It does get votes for the Issas and Grassleys of the world.
          Probably the worst thing I disagree with President Trump on, but insignificant compared to all he is accomplishing. I can always pay more for Etoh-free gasoline. But it is hard to find around here.

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      • Gas Block says:

        It also eats away at plastics and rubbers. This was a bonehead move by Trump to ingratiate himself with Big Ag.

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        • Dutchman says:

          He has to have SOMEONE powerful, in his corner. He is taking on so many ‘entrenched interests’; media, deep state, Congress both parties, China, Mexico cartels, multinational cartels/corporations,. .
          Farmers is the least bad option, seems to me. He can’t truly ‘do it alone’, or even with ‘US’ backing him up.
          I don’t think of it as ‘bonehead’ so much as ‘pragmatic’ and necesary. And, I rely on HIM to decide when such choices are necesary. He, I think, is in a better position than I, to know.

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      • Daniel M. Camac says:

        Dutchman, Why is no one talking about diesel fuel? I bought a VW turbo diesel (hold the applause, ha) 12 years ago and I’ve saved over 50% on fuel costs. The first 2 years were all highway driving but the remainder has been a mix of long trips and short commutes.
        I got the VW fix, they gave me $1000 during the court fights and a check for $6K after flashing the software and installiing a new NO converter. Yeah I get 2-3mpg less than before but it still beats the crap out of gas fueled vehicles.
        Americans have a brain fart when it comes to diesel. Europeans have used it profitably for years. I’m sure some will jump on me about the costs of clean diesel maintenance (replacing the DPF, etc) but every vehicle has its issues. My car body may deteriorate before my engine dies at 300-400K with proper maintenance. It”s a 6-speed stick too so no stinking autotrans issues. And if things get dicey, I’ve got plenty of options for fuel alternatives as noted above…biodiesel. Although once you go that route, you’re on a one-way street.
        PS- I’d be first in line to buy a nuclear-powered vehicle but I’ll be polluting the air via your local crematorium before that happens. Inhale that, Libbies!

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        • Arrest Soros says:

          @Daniel
          Next time you’re at the petrol station (gas station to you yankees) look around the diesel bowser.
          You will find a layer of very fine black powder all over the bowser. This is from the exhaust of diesel vehicles.
          I used to manage gas stations and one of the worst jobs was cleaning the diesel bowsers.
          On some days, that black crap used to come into the store and settle on the shelves. Breathing that crap in can’t be good for the lungs.
          Sure, diesel might be good for mileage and save some money, but the pollution created is not worth it IMHO.
          By the way, the European idiots are finally waking up to diesel pollution. The enviro nuts are now campaigning to get rid of diesel.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Got 2 deisel vehicles, one gasoline. LOVE Deisel! Got a water pump out right now, on one of my trucks, but at 280,000 miles, I guess I can’t complain. A 97 10 ton truck.
          Runs great, and as it DOES get regular maintenance, and was formerly a fleet vehicle, I figure its good for at least that many more miles.
          My gas vehicle, a 65 Corvair. And no, parts isn’t a problem, but E10 will mess with the rubber fuel lines.
          And no, not worried about safety issues; all well documented and easily addressed.
          I worry about the safety issues you DON’T know about.

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          • Your Tour Guide says:

            Oh, oh, oh,oh.

            Love me some Corvair!! My grandparents had
            a 1960 4 door Corvair for 22 years. The only
            reason they finally parked it was that the Ohio
            salt finally rusted through it. Sixty seven thousand
            miles on it when parked. My great uncle had a
            beautiful emerald green metallic 2 door Corsa,
            with the chrome back end. White interior, buckets,
            140 hp, 4 speed stick. It was the bomb.

            Finally, a buddy in high school had the last year
            Corvair made. 1969, 2 door, had the rare factory
            air.

            You wouldn’t want to hear what my grandparents
            said about Ralph Nader. They hated his guts,
            specifically for “killing our Corvair”.

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    • WIVoter says:

      Amen and amen.

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    • booger71 says:

      I can buy non ethanol fuel but only at 93 octane. My car only needs 87 octane but by law 87 octane must have 10% ethanol.

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    • Sweet Old Bob says:

      pure-gas .org has a good site …
      you can find the closest ethanol free gas for your location .

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Elric, Clark Howard’s Newsletter included this information last year.

      Link to ethanol-free gas in U.S. and Canada.

      Find gasoline without ethanol here:

      https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=NY

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    • Black Irish Rose says:

      Ethanol free fuel is available in Idaho (pleasant surprise after moving here from the East Coast). It costs more, but worth it.

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    • Query says:

      Yep, the corn farmers love ethanol, either as a compulsory fraction or subsidised.
      Neither of those words, ‘compulsory’ or ‘subsidised’, are honorable.
      An ethanol option is fine with me when ethanol competes on a level playing field with petroleum and diesel.
      Keep ethanol in any % away from your outboard motors, it destroys seals….from experience on two E-tecs.
      Why would anyone subsidise ethanol unless they believed in Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming?
      Well at least Ivanka and Jared do, so that’s an important start…..

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    • iowan2 says:

      The price of meat is in no way tied to the price of feed. Supply and demand determine the price, like all commodities. Supply and demand, not cost of production.

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      • Jim Comey is a weasel_Doug says:

        Not true. The price is very much tied to grain costs. I bought truckloads of chicken for years and feed corn futures. The better you could buy feed the better price you could deliver against competitors.

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    • Rhoda R says:

      We have the option of buying ethanol free gas in my local area – but it’s about 20 cents more on the gallon.

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  7. SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

    FNC right now had Biden and Trump in a splitscreen with Creepy China Joe talking before the President.
    The ENERGY difference couldn’t be different. Joe is old, slow and weak mentally and physically.
    Joe Biden is not fit for the presidency.

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  8. WIVoter says:

    Never use gasoline with ethanol in it in any small engine. I can’t stand President Trump pandering to the ethanol lobby. Ethanol drives up the cost of food, wrecks small engines and ethanol production is dependent of government subsidies. There is nothing good about ethanol. Nothing.

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  9. GB Bari says:

    Done at 5:42PM EST Signed the EO and gave away the pen.
    Great speech. Good for the corn farmers and ethanol producers.

    Note: Check your vehicle’s manual for E15 compatibility – while many run OK with E10 (10% ethanol), they will not run properly with E15 (15%) unless certified as such by the vehicle manufacturer as having fuel system components and computer-controlled tuning range compatible with 15% ethanol / 85% gasoline mixed fuel.

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  10. Graham Pink says:

    The only thing green about renewable energy is the real dollar subsidies required to make it economical.
    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/06/lowcost_renewable_energy_is_breathtakingly_expensive.html

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  11. 6x47 says:

    Renewable energy is a boondoggle, BUT those Midwest farmers are addicted to their big government corporate welfare checks so whaddaya gonna do.

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  12. bosscook says:

    I know it’s an renewable energy speech, but I’m hoping for a good “low energy” Biden joke.

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  13. ristvan says:

    I understand why PDJT did E15 politically, but it remains a bit of a disappointment.

    E10 made sense for two technical reasons. First, ethanol replaced groundwater polluting MBTE as the octane enhancer used to wring maximum ‘good’ gasoline out of a barrel of crude. Second, it is an oxygenate so helps cut air pollution in the engine combustion exhaust. The E 10 blendwall was set for premium gas in LA summer. And that is why gas pumps say ‘up to 10% ethanol’, because the actual blend varies by region and season and grade (regular v premium).

    E10 never had the food impact claimed by ignorati in cyberspace. Fact is, about 42% of US corn goes to E10 ethanol, but the ethanol industry returns about 27% protein (from yeast) and roughage enriched distillers grain ‘residue’, an ideal ruminant supplement. On my Wisconsin dairy farm, we stopped supplemental crushed corn feed (and sold the crusher, and scrapped the corn storage bins), sold all the corn for ethanol, taking back BETTER supplemental distillers grain kindly stored for us by the ethanol producer—since they sell it by the truckload. That allowed us to reduce primary alfalfa acreage and plant more secondary corn acreage. Made the switch about 2000.

    The E10 blend wall also allowed auto manufacturers to optimize engine components (fuel tubing and fuel filter [ethanol is hygroscopic], electronic engine controls) for E10 chemistry.

    Going to E15 throws all that carefully thought out stuff out the window. A bit Disappointing.

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    • GB Bari says:

      I have yet to read an article that approves of E15. I believe that I understand the politics behind the President’s decision to do this.

      But I do wonder if he had anyone who he trusts sit down and explain what you just did, and also get into the specifics why E15 is NOT just a slightly larger amount (actually 50% more than E10) of ethanol mixed into the fuel, but that it’s manufacture and use affects a much larger array of issues including but not limited to vehicle compatibility, and greatly increased evaporative emissions into the atmosphere when pumping E15 fuel at the gas station or on the farm.

      Here’s an interesting article:
      https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190610/higher-ethanol-gasoline-allowed-year-round-but-not-sold-in-many-places

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      If the E15 isn’t mandated, but just an option, I suspect the demand for it will be underwhelming.

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  14. lurker2 says:

    Trump won Iowa in 2016, let’s keep it that way.

    R Winner D. Trump 51.8% 798,923
    D H. Clinton 42.2% 650,790
    L G. Johnson 3.7% 57,322
    P E. McMullin 0.8% 12,267
    G J. Stein 0.7% 11,119
    C D. Castle 0.5% 7,252
    O L. Kahn 0.1% 2,181
    O D. Vacek 0.1% 2,256
    P R. De La Fuente 0.0% 450
    S G. La Riva 0.0% 320

    Trump won by 148,133. But look at how many votes were thrown away on can’t-win candidates, a whopping 93,167 !! If your candidate is not viable don’t throw your vote away on that person, you choose the least worst of the viable candidates or just stay home and do something productive with your time. lol

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  15. ristvan says:

    Maybe, maybe not. My money is on NOT.
    ‘Planning Engineer’ (a very senior large electric utility exec in real life) and I wrote a very detailed analysis for Prof Judy Curry’s blog Climate Etc. Titled ‘True Cost of Wind’ maybe 2015? You can find it there searching the guest post title. Turns out CCGT costs about $56/MWh (using US EIA levelized cost annuity methodology) while wind (using Texas ERCOT grid for backup and transmission) is about $147/MWh.

    Further proof that our calcs were ‘right’ is that every time wind subsidies are cut, wind investment tanks. US and UK examples. Wind is a nonstarter. Costly, intermittent, and no grid inertia.

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    • ristvan says:

      Oops. Been wordpressed. This was a supposed to be a reply to Dallas renewables comment far upthread.

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    • Dutchman says:

      ristvan;
      Wind energy is JUST ‘hot air’, lol.
      Same sentiment, less words, lol.

      The whole boondoggle comes from the notion of tieing ‘renewable’ energy (specifiacally wind and solar) into “the grid”.

      They are GREAT as a stand alone, remote system. Cattle trough warmers, all the,way up to a ‘whole house system’, for those who want to live ‘off the grid’.

      However, the idea of businesses and residences covering their roofs with solar panels, and ‘selling their excess to the utility companies’, and getting tax incentives, government mandates, etc.
      is all a Demms scam.

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    • chiefworm says:

      Ristvan, quick question, have you ever heard rumblings of using excess wind turbine power to produce liquid hydrogen? I personally would rather have a product that can be stored and used when desired.

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      • ristvan says:

        There have been several such schemes. None liquid hydrogen, for reasons given in my ebook Blowing Smoke, essay Hydrogen Hype. The most serious was the German Wind to methane scheme, which got funding for a pilot plant in Stuttgart. I wrote that one up in another Judy Curry guest blog. Hopeless.

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  16. Brant says:

    Wind turbines. Wife and I were driving thru West Virginia several years ago. Rusting turbines. Looked up the lifespan and break even on energy to construct and install. Life span was something like 15 years. Break even was 17 years.

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  17. Brant says:

    My rudimentary ideas for energy locations. Nuclear for population centers. Hydro for mountain areas. Solar and maybe wind for rural. Transmission lines as short as possible.

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  18. PVCDroid says:

    Good ole Council Bluffs. I grew up there and it has always leaned left with influence from Omaha across the river and all the dems that invade Iowa every 4 years. A bit of exaggerated self importance in Iowa always going on politically. Trump will straighten them out – ha. Omahans have always looked down on CB yet CBers have always tried to be like Omaha which is and has been a mistake. The lower tax advantage in Iowa has pretty much disappeared.

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  19. rashomon says:

    The government should not be picking and subsidizing industries. If so, we are no better than China, the defunct USSR, Nazi Germany, etc. Great products at the right cost attract venture capital and succeed on their own. President Trump needs to tone down on ethanol, wind and solar.

    Now that hemp is legal, it should be a premier crop. Hemp used to make the greatest sails, ropes, work clothing and, now, can be fashioned into dozens of other products. Plus, it is native to many sectors and doesn’t deplete the soil.

    Note: the “dead zone” announced this week off the Mississippi delta due to run off from fertilizers and chemicals leaching into that great waterway IS critical. We need to diversified our crops and use rotation to revive our farmland. Corn, soybeans, corn, soybeans — add a few acres of hemp. Or did we learn nothing from the Dust Bowl?

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  20. CM-TX says:

    @ ArtOfWar “Just another scam by the globalists to control energy supplies.”

    Nailed it!
    Renewable => limitless PROFIT$.
    CONTROL the SUPPLY => They CONTROL thru DEMAND

    Modeled after China’s example. By way of ENERGY, they can CONTROL the PEOPLE… One community at a time.

    Thru our Wallets… MANIPULATING the COSTS to Consumers.
    Thru our Usage… Enforcing LIMITS on how much, when, or for what.
    Thru our Access… CUTTING-OFF supply with just the flip of a switch.
    (Smart-Meters make it EASY. Smart-Homes, The Nest/Hive, etc… make it even EASIER.)

    The code-word for their super-secret “Renewable Energy PROJECT” is… *INFRASTRUCTURE*. When you hear a Leftist/Globalist ref that word, what they actually mean is the above.

    How do I know? Reading a boring transcript of a Int’l Corp’s Stock-Meeting with their top Investors. One of several Big-Bank’s representative present, slipped by not using the secret-word in questioning it’s progress.

    The Rep was scolded & corrected for having done so. But the Host-Speaker (empty suit) also acquiesced by explaining the overall agenda, in addition to their Co’s progress. [c. early 2015].

    And now you know the longterm goal BEHIND the *CLIMATE CHANGE* Scam, & why the push for making it a faux-CRISIS!

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  21. donnyvee says:

    If ethanol from corn is so great, people should be lining up to buy it, causing people to want to make it, all without government mandates and subsidies.

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  22. Steve in Greensboro says:

    Wind and solar are the dirtiest energy sources per kilowatt hour and horribly environmentally damaging. Ethanol is a horrible misallocation of food material to transportation. It is cheaper to use fossil fuels for transportation and hungry people globally could use the food.

    Coal and nuclear (and hydro where it already exists) for base load electrical generation. Natural gas for peak load electrical. Grow corn to feed the hungry. Wind and solar to the garbage dump.

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    • Ethanol isn’t made from corn that humans can eat, Steve. It’s only from the kind used for livestock feed. It’s useless as a food source for people.

      Iowa topsoil is so rich, and there’s so much rain they can grow massive amounts of crops. Improvements in farm yield and methods over decades resulted in overproduction far beyond demand. They CAN’T sell it. There’s simply too much. So new uses had to be invented for all the surplus feed corn and soybeans. Otherwise it sits in silos and rots, food for rodents. The farmers in essence are being punished for doing such a great job.

      At least the soybeans can be made into many kinds of food for humans.

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  23. Paul says:

    We already have a never ending supply of renewable energy, it is called crude oil. The earth has a molten core that continuously heats biomass from centuries past into crude. At 400 degrees F, common lumber begins to sweat oil. When this happens in an oxygen free environment, the earth stores the crude oil, because it can not combust due to lack of oxygen. New vegetation provides the material for future generations. Want more oil? Plant more plants. Same with less CO2, plants breath the stuff. How do I know this stuff? My truck used to run on wood.

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  24. Daniel says:

    Ethanol burns less hot. Our cars cannot easily run on even the most pure of ethanol so that should tell you we’re essentially watering down our gasoline. What is the problem with that? If you’re weakening the power of the fuel, then the engine has to work harder to produce the same results. This actually means MORE gallons used to move you per mile or lower miles per gallon. And because your engine has to work harder, it also wears out sooner. Also, ethanol damages plastic parts often resulting in becoming more brittle. I know all things break and so many people these days simply replace their cars on a regular basis so they never worry about such things. I do. I pay my vehicles off and I keep them running well. But I live in an area where 100% gasoline is an option so that’s good for me. But I feel bad for people who have no such option.

    I continue to vote with my dollars and pay premium prices for unweakened fuel.

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  25. DJT2020 says:

    Trump Live at Iowa Republican Party Dinner

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  26. CoffeeBreak says:

    A wonderful speech. President Trump is awe inspiring. I’ve always admired his strong sense of self. A true leader.

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  27. RedBallExpress says:

    The unbelievable fallacy of wind power:
    https://stopthesethings.com/

    Also even if corn has a small net energy gain when converted to ethanol it makes little sense other than politics. Just burn it in a corn stove or wood stove to heat you house. No processing what so ever.

    The ugly truth is if you want to be President you want to win Iowa and to win Iowa you have to support ethanol. Ethanol will end the instant another state has the 1st primary.

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  28. Cjt008 says:

    Many of you are missing it. I’m no expert on Ethanol but this is all about staying energy independent and dominant on the world stage,. Also it appeases the farmers…middle America! I move freight trains and I can say we only move 1 ethanol train to every 20 crude oil trains…by the way seeing some coal trains pop up again. Let’s keep America Great!!!

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