Farmer Ownership Should Be Federal Focus in Building Cellulosic Ethanol Industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 11, 2006 Contact: David Morris, 612-276-3456, dmorris@ilsr.org Farmer Ownership Should Be Federal Focus in Building Cellulosic Ethanol Industry Full report Putting the Pieces Together: Commercializing Cellulosic Ethanol – September 2006 Minneapolis, MN – A new … Read More

Kicking Our Oil Addiction: Minnesota Becomes First State to Endorse an Electric-Alcohol Strategy

Date: 8 Jun 2006 | posted in: Energy, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 8, 2006 Contact: David Morris, 612-276-3456, dmorris@ilsr.org Kicking Our Oil Addiction:  Minnesota Becomes First State to Endorse an Electric-Alcohol Strategy Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has signed into law H.F. 3718, the nation’s … Read More

Minnesota’s Future Wind Energy Development An Opportunity to Nurture Local Ownership

Date: 13 Feb 2006 | posted in: Energy, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 13, 2006 Contact: David Morris or John Bailey, 612-276-3456 Minnesota’s Future Wind Energy Development An Opportunity to Nurture Local Ownership MINNEAPOLIS –  “In the next five years, Minnesota is poised to become the community-owned wind … Read More

George vs. Jimmy on Energy

Date: 4 Oct 2005 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The image of George W. Bush asking Americans to save oil by driving less brings to mind another image, that of Jimmy Carter wearing a cardigan sweater and asking Americans to save oil by turning down our thermostats. This column by my colleague David Morris encourages readers to understand the similarities and the differences of the two approaches.

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Report: The Net Energy of Ethanol Debate Must End

Date: 12 Sep 2005 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance offers a scathing critique of a 2005 study by biofuels critics, Professors David Pimentel and Tad Patzek. David Morris, ILSR’s vice president and author of the study, The Carbohydrate Economy, Biofuels and the Net Energy Debate, stresses that “A carefully designed biofuels strategy may be the answer not only to our energy problems but to another global dilemma as well: the plight of agriculture.”

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Media Release: Response to Wal-Mart’s New “Green” Store in McKinney, Texas

Date: 21 Jul 2005 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

MINNEAPOLIS (July 20, 2005)—While the features incorporated into Wal-Mart’s new "green" store in McKinney, Texas, create very modest improvements in energy consumption and stormwater runoff, they do not change Wal-Mart’s basic business model, which is extremely polluting. … Read More

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