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NRDC and Others Slam Ethanol Tax Credit Give Away to Oil in New Ad

Nathanael Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathanael Greene

Everyone who thinks Big Oil should get $31 billion from U.S. taxpayers, please sign on the dotted line.That's the message of a new ad running today in Congress Daily.

Cavalry to the Rescue

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

Importing oil from places with regimes that are not friendly to our interest results in a national security threat. If security is the problem, can the military be part of a solution?

Biofuels and Food Prices: An Update

Patrick Westhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrick Westhoff

When U.S. food price inflation hit 5.5 percent in 2008, a lot of people pointed to growth in biofuel production as the culprit. A lot has happened in ...

Coming of the Green Industrial Revolution

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephan B. Tanda

Over the past 200 years human civilization has experienced the most remarkable period in its history, an era of unprecedented economic, technological,...

What's Up With the Rainforest: Are Biofuels an Ethical Solution?

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

While scientists make strides in researching solutions towards a better future, we have become apathetic to our environmental crisis.

A Cloud in Every Silver Lining: The New Obstacle to a Green-Tech Revolution

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Rare earth elements are essential to many of the green technologies we're betting on to launch the new low-carbon economy. But while demand for rare earths has grown, their production has not.

Are Bio-Fuels Still Relevant?

Sue Cischke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sue Cischke

Opponents of bio-fuel claim that it will never be competitive with gasoline or diesel. But bio-fuels are still in their infancy -- with more research, they may indeed become a competitive alternative energy source.

Scientists to Congress & Obama: count the carbon in biomass

Nathanael Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathanael Greene

A group of leading scientists from across the country sent a letter to congressional leaders and Obama officials urging them to carefully count the carbon from biomass burned for energy.

Ethanol and Diplomacy

André Amado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
André Amado

From now on, Brazilian ethanol will be recognized as the most competitive and cleanest global fuel option. The U.S. EPA's recognition of its value bodes well for the future of both countries.

Study Shows Taxpayers Subsidizing Ethanol At $4.18 Per Gallon

Nathanael Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathanael Greene

The corn ethanol tax credit is a huge waste of money. We don't need an additional 1.4 billion gallons of corn ethanol or the deforestation that comes with it. And we sure as heck don't need to be spending $4.18 per gallon for it.

Weekly Mulch: What's Missing from the New Clean Energy Agenda?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger Nuclear power, biofuels, clean coal: These are the Obama administration's answers to climate change. The 201...

EPA Disappoints On Ethanol, Clean Coal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The press release could have come straight out of the utterly disgraced Bush EPA--and if it had, I can well imagine the howls of outrage it would have...

What's Up with the Rainforest: Huge Hydroelectric Dam Approved in Brazil's Amazon

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Boyce

The role of economics is becoming more and more important in the fight for rainforest conservation and protection.

Collapse of the Global Economy Due to High Oil Prices?

Josh Garrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Garrett

Jeff Rubin is not a traditional peak oil alarmist -- he doesn't think that the world's supply of crude will run out and cause resource wars and food shortages of apocalyptic proportions.

State of the Union and Green Entrepreneurship

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Billy Parish

While mainstream environmental groups cheered the State of the Union, many climate activists are pissed. But from the standpoint of a green entrepreneur, there was an awful lot to like.

Obamacrats, Not Democrats

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

This was the forceful, articulate, honest leader we have been waiting for. Bring on the reform.

Ethanol Industry, Green Jobs Prove Key to Rural Renewal

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

Heavily concentrated in rural America, ethanol industry jobs offer an economic lifeline for communities otherwise losing businesses, jobs and population

Prescriptions for Mending Broken Government and Averting Spiritual Death

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

While ending America's wars sounds logical and direct, I am beginning to doubt I will ever see this in my lifetime, as long or short as it may be. The country has become inextricably engaged in these conflicts.

Green News Report -- January 21, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Scientists' Himalayan glaciers mistake is more fodder for climate change deniers; FDA aims at BPA -- but powerless to do anyt...

EPA Finally Sides With Science

Sandra Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Thompson

EPA is often torn between sound science, analytical techniques/limitations and politics. The agency's announcement that scientific evidence shows greenhouse gases contribute to health and environmental safety is long overdue.

The Growing Evidence of Oil's Environmental Impact

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

It is inconceivable that an honest and transparent accounting of the carbon emissions of petroleum when compared to those of ethanol would somehow be lower. It defies logic, reason, and most of all, facts.

Fossil Fuel Alternative: Turning Sawdust Into Gasoline

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This is not science fiction: We actually can make gasoline from wood waste, switchgrass, algae and sugarcane. Maybe it won't be 'fossil fuel' anymore....

Biofuel For Commercial Flights By 2010

Yahoo! News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Friday it would approve biofuels for commercial flights by 2010 in a bid to drastically reduce...

Reminding Al Gore: 5 'Encouraging Truths' About Ethanol

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

Having an appreciation for Al Gore's commitment to science and advocacy of responsible policies on energy, the environment, and the economy, I was disappointed by his treatment of ethanol and other biofuels in his new book.

Consensus in Copenhagen? Replace Gasoline with Biofuels!

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

As negotiators from approximately 200 countries convene in Copenhagen for the United Nations climate change conference, there's one issue on which the world's wealthier and poorer nations should be able to agree: