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Wesley Clark Pushes For Ethanol Use

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The New Republic reports that retired general and former presidential hopeful Wesley Clark has become an unlikely champion of the ethanol industry. E...

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.

The Adventure of the Strangled Gulf

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

I requested of Holmes an elucidation as to how residents of the rural Midwestern United States could be responsible for a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. "It's elementary," he said with aplomb.

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:

Killing Our Water: The Hidden Cost of Dirty Energy

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Perhaps the biggest challenge in changing human behavior to address the reality of climate change is connecting impacts to every day life.  But t...

News Flash - All Fuels Have Indirect Effects

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

No credible research can conclude that ethanol production in the U.S. is the driving force behind deforestation and other land use changes in other sovereign nations.

The Oxymoron of Clean Coal (Joe Biden Had it Right Before He Had it Wrong.)

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Clean coal is a lie. The catch-all term is used by politicians and coal advocates alike to lull the American public into complacency.

How Extremophiles Might Help Us Save the World

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

Living and thriving in the most inhospitable conditions on Earth, tiny bacteria-like microbes known as extremophiles might soon have an over-sized effect on our human world.

Canadian Tar Sands or US Biofuel -- Guess Which One the US Government Prefers

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

Just when we thought policymakers were serious about climate change, the State Department approves construction of a new petroleum pipeline with the sole purpose of importing tar sands oil to the U.S.

Record Corn Crop Spells More Trouble for Gulf of Mexico Fisheries

Robert Howarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Howarth

The fertilizer used on America's corn fields is the principle culprit responsible for the dead zone, a huge swath of ocean devoid of fish and shellfish.

Gimme Some Sugar, Mr. President

Leighann Lord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Leighann Lord

President Obama, I know you're busy with Iran, North Korea, Health Care, Blue Dog Democrats, and The Economy, but this is serious. I can't do without sugar.

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....

Unknown Water Demands Of Biofuel Feedstocks

nytimes.com | 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 ...

The Days of Energy Malaise Are Over

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

So when are we going to wake up to the fact that our dependence on imported oil is worse than in the days of Carter's "malaise"? And what are we going to do about it?

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.

How Sweet It Is... Brazil's Sugar Ethanol Fuels China's Recovery

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Ethanol trade has helped make China Brazil's top trade partner, replacing Uncle Sam, who had been top dog ever since Herbert Hoover was in the White House.

California Ethanol Truck's Fiery Crash Kills Driver

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LONG BEACH, Calif. — A tanker truck hauling 8,000 gallons of ethanol crashed and exploded into an inferno that sent a river of fire into storm d...

EPA Head: Higher Ethanol Blends Would Be Good For U.S.

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mixing slightly higher levels of ethanol into gasoline would benefit the U.S. energy supply provided the higher blends do not hur...

Green News Report - June 9, 2009 (Audio)

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

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Protesting in Peru; Settling with Shell; Pollution solutions in Long Beach; PLUS: Republicans vow to block climate legislati...

Obama Gives Ethanol High Five, Slaps It In the Face

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

Even as they applaud the White House's moves, the powerful farm lobby and farm state politicians are readying for a fight.

All Biofuel Politics Are Global

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

The OPEC oil cartel hates ethanol - it eats into their domination and excess profits. Every gallon of gasoline not consumed in favor of ethanol means 50% - 60% fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

Time's Grunwald Grinds an Axe Against Biofuels

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

Far from being "rigged" in favor of biofuels, EPA's examination was rigged against biofuels and ignored petroleum products.

What Is The Best Biofuel?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

Ethanol and biodiesel are slowly sinking as biofuel options, but the Farm Lobby will ensure that, if we decide to form a methanol producing enterprise, we will have a few years to refine the effort.

Ethanol Vs. Methanol

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

Ethanol and biodiesel are dead, long live methanol! Methanol is the simplest alcohol, with one carbon atom; ethanol has two. Thus, given biomass, it should be cheaper to produce methanol than ethanol. Surely enough, in a comprehensive assessment Stone & Webster performed for the U.S. Department of Energy two decades ago, with the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute as an associate, this fact was confirmed.

Where's My Orangutan? Why Biofuels Don't Kill Apes

Josh Tickell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Tickell

The next time you eat a cookie off of your Mahogany table that was brought to you on diesel-fueled transportation, consider this: everything you touch, everything you buy and everything you eat comes at a price.