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However, Kitchen Linker has concerns with the way this proposed tax is cooked. It requires reporting of income and savings: new frontiers in zero privacy.
Far better to concentrate consumption taxation on carbon, which has no privacy concerns and very directly attacks the number one global environmental concern (global warming, of course).
Yield of vegetable oil in gallons per acre per year:
• Algae: 100,000
• Palm: 700
• Rapeseed: 130
• Sunflower: 110
• Soybeans: 50
• Corn: 29
Source: GlobalGreen Solutions; Valcent Products
Is there anything to this? And why in dry West Texas?
The two companies behind it, El Paso's Valcent Products and Canadian alternative energy firm Global Green Solutions, have developed a system they claim will allow for cheap mass production of algae in just about any corner of the world.
Why not in the wet East?