Way back in May 2009 the Guardian reported that:
The Obama administration took on the powerful farming interests in America's heartland today, making clear it does not see corn-based ethanol as part of the long-term solution to climate change.
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In this weekend's Daily Telegraph Andrew English reviews three new variants of the Smart fortwo that are even more economical that the standard Smart car. The petrol version of the Smart fortwo, the 2 seater car produced by the Mercedes Benz subsidiary, has long been one of the World's most frugal. It managed 60.1 mpg whilst emitting just 112 grammes of carbon dioxide on the EU combined cycle. The figures for the same model from the United States Environmental Protection Agency are 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.
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