The great thing about having 50 different states is that there are many opportunities to define policies and legislate alternative solutions to meet the same problems as every other state. And the rich geographic diversity of raw materials, climate, agriculture, and industry means that each state is a lab of possibilities for meeting the challenge in creative and globally duplicateable ways. Green Car Congress reports on Ohio Governor Taft's plan to make sure that Ohio is party to the coming wave of change. Who can blame him? The politician who doesn't address the energy dilemma for their constituency looks totally out of touch. The rubber hits the road during legislating.
Ohio Governor Lays Out Energy Plan; Immediate Focus on Biofuels for Transportation
3 March 2006
Taft made the announcement last week during a visit to Greater Ohio Ethanol in Lima, Ohio, during which he presented a check for $5.9 million in state incentives. The $80-million plant, when full operational, will convert 20 million bushels of corn per year into more than 56 million gallons of ethanol.
Under Taft’s plan, Ohio will:
Taft drove up to the Greater Ohio Ethanol plant in a flex-fuel vehicle owned by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
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