Why Does the Much-Touted Climate Bill Look Like It Was Stolen From the Republican Playbook?

Date: 8 Jun 2009 | posted in: Energy, From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Most environmental leaders and Democratic Party officials argue that we should support the Waxman-Markey carbon cap and trade bill (American Clean Energy Security Act) no matter how imperfect because it represents an important small step forward.  In this commentary by David Morris, he concludes that the bill would be acceptable if it was stripped of its cap and trade provisions. Retaining the cap and trade provisions and he sees it as a giant step backwards that may well hobble further progress in federal efforts to combat climate change for years to come.

Read More

Are Ethanol Mandates a Good Idea?

Date: 30 Mar 2005 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We received a question on whether or not the state of Montana should enact a requirement for a 10 percent ethanol blend in its gasoline supplies. Dr. Dave responded, noting that Montana is one of six states that has in place or is currently debating, an ethanol mandate. The complete Question and Answer from Dr.Dave:  Are … Read More