Column: Emissions Cap is Key in Addressing Climate Issue

Date: 10 Jul 2007 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This column by David Morris and Peter Barnes argues for a three pronged strategy on climate protection. First, a comprehensive emission cap. Second, a carbon auction for suppliers of carbon fuels. And lastly, a universal and equal distribution of revenues from that sale. Three keys to an effective and equitable strategy to reduce global warming.

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Report: Energizing Rural America – Local Ownership of Renewable Energy Production Is the Key

Date: 26 Jan 2007 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This January 2007 paper by David Morris was originally published by the Center for American Progress.  This report argues that Congress must recognize the dramatic benefits of clean, renewable energy on rural communities and then ensure that the federal farm bill policies work to maximize local ownership of the rapidly expanding biofuels and wind energy industries. Numerous policy options are recommended.… Read More

Energizing and Transforming Rural America With a New Agriculture and Trade Policy

Date: 19 Jan 2007 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This year offers a rare historical opportunity for our nation to marry energy and agricultural policy objectives. The new 110th Congress will be revisiting the 2005 energy bill and reauthorizing the 2002 farm bill, giving congressional leaders the chance to link increased rural prosperity and energy security. Two reports released today will be useful guides.

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New Report – Lessons from the Pioneers: Tackling Global Warming at the Local Level

Date: 10 Jan 2007 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Our January 2007 report, Lessons from the Pioneers: Tackling Global Warming at the Local Level looks at ten of the most visible and successful cities involved in global warming solutions and finds that reducing GHG emissions below 1990 levels will be a major challenge.

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Group Calls on Congress to Correct Its Mistake on Cellulosic Ethanol Mandate

Date: 4 Dec 2006 | posted in: agriculture, Energy, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 4, 2006 Contact: David Morris, 612-276-3456 x208 – dmorris [@] ilsr.org Group Calls on Congress to Correct Its Mistake on Cellulosic Ethanol Mandate Minneapolis, MN – In an article published December 4, 2006, in RenewableEnergyAcces.com, … Read More

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