Standby: Senile Joe tries to hide out in Menlo, Iowa (pop. under 400) to make address on how Ethanol ⛽ will save the day on high gas prices.

12 04 2022

It looks like he will speak after 4 pm EST – FC

Des Moines Register
“A handful of businesses are located in Menlo, including Menlo Cafe and Rolling Hills Bank & Trust. A Poet ethanol plant is located near Menlo. That’s where President Joe Biden is expected to visit.
Can the public attend President Biden’s event?
The White House has not released any information about how the public can attend the event.
Is Joe Biden popular in Iowa?
Iowa has never been kind to Biden.”

His big announcement –

“The president will direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use an emergency waiver to allow summer sales of gasoline with 15% ethanol, called E15, to help boost fuel supplies …”

We will put the video up here when we find it – FC

The official statement (entire)

Press Secretary Jen Psaki Gaggle Aboard Air Force One En Route Des Moines, IA


We wonder how expects to get to the venue without being followed …



Earlier Post Get ready for $10 a gallon gas [US] ⛽



Climate Updates –

18 02 2010

from Organic Consumers

Climate Catastrophe: Surviving the 21st Century
By Ronnie Cummins and Will Allen

Climate Stabilization Requires a Cultural and Political Revolution

The climate, energy, and political catastrophe we are facing is mind-boggling and frightening.   Yet there is still time to save ourselves, to move beyond psychological denial, despair, or false optimism. There is still hope if we are willing to confront the hydra-headed monsters that block our path, and move ahead with a decisive plan of action. The inspirational message we need to deliver is that we’re not just talking about drastically reducing fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution, but rebuilding society, creating in effect a New Woman and a New Man for the 21st Century. What we are witnessing are the early stages of a mass grassroots consciousness-raising and taking back of power from out-of-control corporations, banks, corporate-controlled media, and politicians. This cultural and political revolution will empower us to to carry out a deep and profound retrofitting of industry, government, education, health care, housing, neighborhoods, transportation, food and farming systems, as well as our diets and lifestyles…. (more)

Scientists: Climate Treaty more urgent with Global carbon emissions still increasing

The latest global assessment of carbon dioxide emissions from human activities shows emissions still rapidly increasing according to a paper published in Nature Geoscience by 31 authors from the Global Carbon Project. This increases the importance for meaningful negotiations on emission reduction targets and a legally binding international climate treaty from Copenhagen to start reducing emissions.

Lead author Prof Corinne Le Quéré of the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the British Antarctic Survey said: “The only way to control climate change is through a drastic reduction in global CO2 emissions”…. (more)

U.S.: Burn Up the Biosphere and Call It Renewable Energy

Just when you thought the biofuels bad dream was about over along
comes the nightmare of “biomass.”

by Rachel Smolker

Last week President Obama announced his plans to ensure that the mandate for biofuels, 36 billion gallons by 2022, voted into law in the Energy Independence and Security Act in 2007, is met, and to provide huge new supports through the USDA for the cutting, harvesting and transport of biomass (aka forests, plants) to be delivered to incinerators and burned as “renewable” electricity and heat.
The transportation biofuel mandate was adopted without clear consideration of the impacts of production on food, public health, direct and indirect land use, greenhouse gas emissions, soils, water or biodiversity. Since being passed into law, the critique of biofuels, particularly corn ethanol, has only grown deeper and more damning. Cellulosic fuels, not much available yet, will, according to mythology, avert these concerns because they are made from the inedible parts of plants. True, we do not eat forests, but creating huge new demands for wood is a recipe for disaster… (more)