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Topic of biofuels tackled at Squaw Valley Institute presentation

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OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8212; Biofuels as an alternative energy option will be discussed in detail by an impartial panel brought together for a Squaw Valley Institute presentation titled, and#8220;Biofuels: Separating Fact from Fiction.and#8221; The panel delivers their presentation at Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley, Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing with a no-host bar.

Biofuels have received significant government subsidies and private investment over the last five years with the promise of reducing our dependence on foreign oil and also reducing carbon dioxide emissions. However, there is another side to the story that questions the economics, the environmental impact and the competition between corn for ethanol and corn for food. Join Squaw Valley Institute to get an objective overview and understand the pros and cons of producing biofuels from a panel of residents who have spent the last few months conducting research. They are prepared to share their findings so others may become better informed about critical energy issues.

The Squaw Valley Institute is proud to be the sole sponsor of the biofuels panel, led by Bob Moore. This is the Instituteand#8217;s third in a series on energy alternatives (prior topics were solar and nuclear energy).

The event is free for members, and $10 for non-members. Children and students with ID are free. For tickets or details visit http://www.squawvalleyinstitute.org or call 530-581-4138.