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If Done Right, Biomass Energy Could Help Combat Global Warming

Ben Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Larson

Jeff Gibbs is right to be concerned about using trees and "woody" biomass for renewable electricity. We need to save some dead trees and limbs to recycle nutrients and feed the soil and forest ecosystem.

Fuel Uses Education and Inspiration to Make Impassioned Case for Green Energy

Josh Garrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Garrett

Fuel does not chastise Americans for using petroleum products, but instead shows that a post-oil nation is well within our grasp -- all we need to do is extend our hands.

Udall Backs Request For Vail Powerplant That Runs On Dead Trees

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The concept of a biomass power plant in Vail first reported by The Colorado Independent back in February has turned into a formal request for U.S. Dep...

Green News Report - July 23, 2009 (Audio)

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

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Honey, I shrunk the fish!; Off-shore drilling vs. California's budget; "Clean coal" vs. reality; Tourism vs. Safety in Misso...

Unknown Water Demands Of Biofuel Feedstocks | KATIE HOWELL of Greenwire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Extensive studies are needed to understand the water needs of biofuel production from cellulosic feedstocks or other next-generation sources, federal ...

From Rice Straw To Diesel Fuel

Sacramento Bee | Jim Downing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A local nonprofit that has developed a method for turning rice straw and wood waste into diesel fuel has attracted some big business backers....

Newly Uncovered Enzymes Turn Corn Plant Waste Into Biofuel

Ethiopian News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Cellulose-loving fungi can cut biofuel costs by enabling existing corn ethanol plants to process cheaper, woody feedstocks such as corn stover....

Let's Not Go Backwards on Biofuels: Fixing the Climate Bill's Biofuels Provisions

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

If we can repeal the last-minute biofuels amendments to ACES, we can instill a belief that biofuels done right can be a real, American-grown, global warming solution.

Green or Growth: A False Choice Recycled by the Right

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

A disturbing trend has developed in which mainstream right-of-center pundits are regressing on issues of environmental protection.

Obama's First 100 Days of Coal: A Few Honest Words, Please

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Let's hope the next 100 days bring us a real green jobs package for the coalfields.

Biofuel Feedstocks Latest Candidate: Kudzu

Treehugger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

yes, all of those vines are kudzu. photo via flickr Our colleagues over at Discovery News have brought attention to a new report that an invasive pla...