Friday, February 27, 2009

Saudi Cleric Bans Bioethanol Fuel

Not wishing to see his faith being even accidentally mistaken as reasonable, a Saudi cleric has issued a warning to his people against driving cars that use ethanol in their fuel mixture. No, I'm not making this up.

2 comments:

Pankaj said...

Well,
This is one of the few times I find a Saudi Cleric resonable.

If the proportion of ethanol mixed in automobiles rises, who will buy all the crude oil from the otherwise useless Arabs?

Lets wait now for a fatwa against solar and wind energy.

Pankaj said...

On Googling, I found a couple of relevant links related to this topic:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123431900829771325.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-dinneen/ethanol-growth-unites-ope_b_166837.html

Not sure, but could it be that Saudis are trying to use Islam to protect their economy ? Because if bio diesel is termed unIslamic, then is it possible that countries with "inclusive" goverments like Britain will find it difficult to enforce compulsary mixing of biofuels for automobiles ?


And if the Arabs are scared of biofuels, it is the most sure sign that biofuels are reaching a critical mass. There can be no better evidence.