Alternative energy is certainly an interesting concept in many aspects. Often referred to as “Clean Energy,” alternatives can also include solar, wind and water based production. As our current world tries to push for a change on how power is sourced, there has been an effort and an investment to change from fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and natural gasses towards alternatives to create sustainable and inexpensive options for energy production.
Big Oil vs. Big Corn – commonly discussed as though they are competing against one another for their greater interests and though this is certainly true, they are very dependent on one another both directly and indirectly. Farmers produce crops, in particular corn & soybean, with a large portion sold to refiners and used in the production of biofuels and ethanol. Farmers have used increasing amounts of energy over the years to produce their commodities such as fuel to power their equipment and to transport products all over the world. Although they often have competing interests there is a correlation and linkage between both industries.