Ethanol plants lose lustre in Canada, Saint Consulting survey shows

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canada The bloom is off Canada’s environmental love affair with ethanol, writes Eric Beauchesne of Canwest News Service in a feature appearing in several Canadian newspapers this week.

Most Canadians – 53 per cent, up from 45 per cent last year – would now oppose construction of a local ethanol plant, according to the Saint Consulting Group’s second annual national survey of responses to various real estate developments.

The opposition may also may reflect the not-in-my-backyard – or NIMBY – attitude of Canadians, however, as an even greater proportion would oppose the establishment of a casino or a Wal-Mart store. For more survey details, click here

Despite these findings, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is still pushing ethanol use, according to the Financial Post.

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