Brazil and Ethanol

Interesting. About 40 percent of all the fuel that Brazilians pump into their vehicles is ethanol now, compared with about 3 percent here in the US. The change wasn't easy or cheap.
It's even more interesting that in 1973, Brazil was a dictatorship and the government at the time forced people on to the road to independence from foreign oil. Whilst they didn't like it at the time, now Brazil is reaping the return on its investment in energy security while the US writes checks for $50-a-barrel foreign oil.
Brazil has shown it can be done, but it takes commitment and leadership.

So it won't be happening here for at least another 3 and a half years then.


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