Two points from Obama's official website are interesting to note:
"Develop the Next Generation of Biofuels - Deploy Cellulosic Ethanol: Obama will invest federal resources, including tax incentives, cash prizes and government contracts into developing the most promising technologies with the goal of getting the first two billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol into the system by 2013.Finally, Senator Obama recently appeared at an ethanol plant opening/tour in Iowa. Dr. Zeiger from the Fields to Fuel Institute has a video of his remarks made that day, available HERE.
Expand Locally-Owned Biofuel Refineries
Less than 10 percent of new ethanol production today is from farmer owned refineries. New ethanol refineries help jumpstart rural economies....Barack Obama believes we must ensure that local investment continues to play a significant role as the biofuels industry continues to expand and evolve."
We've found a few key points from former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. After a bit of site searching, a few points worth mentioning include support for energy independence, support for American agriculture and biofuel production. We especially liked the "we need more ethanol" statement.
Select quotes from Huckabee's campaign website regarding Agriculture Issues :
- "We must help our farmers lead the way to energy independence."
- "Besides growing our food, our farmers are growing our energy and leading the way to energy independence."
- "We need more ethanol"
- Achieving energy independence is vital to achieving success both in the war on terror and in globalization. Energy independence will help guarantee both our safety and our prosperity.
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