Will Ethanol Challenge Food Supply?, Texas Overtakes California in Wind Energy Capacity

Grain-based ethanol has become one of the most popular forms of renewable energy in recent years. As politicians and private investors have jumped on the ethanol bandwagon, interest in the fuel has risen dramatically. It seems that new manufacturing plants for the biofuel are announced on a daily basis. But could ethanol eventually cause more problems than it’s worth? On this week’s edition of Inside Renewable Energy, we’ll speak with Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute. Lester will explain why the obsession with food-based fuels could spread world hunger and cause unforeseen environmental problems.

Also in the podcast: Texas recently overtook California in wind energy capacity, surprising many Californians. But those in the industry saw it coming, explains Kathy Belyeu of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). We’ll talk to Kathy about this issue and other wind industry developments so far in 2006. Inside Renewable Energy offers the latest in renewable energy news and information from RenewableEnergyAccess.com

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