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Renewable Fuel Standard

Renewable Fuel Standard

The federal Renewable Fuel Standard encourages U.S. corn ethanol producers to boost production to 9 billion gallons by 2008 and 15 billion by 2015

Corn Ethanol Energy Sources

Corn Ethanol Energy Sources

8 gallons’ worth of the energy in 10 gallons of corn ethanol comes from fossil fuels.

Corn Ethanol Energy Sources

Corn Ethanol Energy Sources

8 gallons’ worth of the energy in 10 gallons of corn ethanol comes from fossil fuels.

Renewable Fuel Standard

Renewable Fuel Standard

The federal Renewable Fuel Standard encourages U.S. corn ethanol producers to boost production to 9 billion gallons by 2008 and 15 billion by 2015.

Amazon Deforestation

Amazon Deforestation

Recent deforestation in Brazil has been rapid, causing greenhouse gas emissions. Some argue planting more U.S. corn for ethanol may ultimately be a contributing factor.

Montana Average March Temperature

Montana Average March Temperature

Average March air temperatures in Montana from 1950 to the present.

Northern Rockies Forest Wildfires

Northern Rockies Forest Wildfires

Number of large wildfires on forested federal lands in the Northern Rockies region, including western Montana.

Montana’s Wind Energy Potential

Montana’s Wind Energy Potential

Montana's estimated wind power potential is about equal to the electricity consumed by the 19 lighted states.