NOTE: Article originally published October 2002.
Here Come the Low-Mileage Hybrids by David Morris Originally published in Alternet, September 1, 2004 Equating a hybrid with a high-efficiency car was sufficient so long as a hybrid was a high-efficiency car. Enter the Ford Escape – it ain’t … Read More
Cruising the Ethanol Highway Hybrid cars using plant-based fuel and electricity could save huge amounts of gas. Hydrogen is no answer now. by David Morris Originally published in the Los Angeles Times, February 15, 2004 Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared … Read More
In January 2004, we published this report by David Morris describing a promising domestic energy strategy that relies on biofuels and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) as a solution moving the U.S. towards energy independence.The idea of a hydrogen economy has burst like a supernova over the energy policy landscape, mesmerizing us with its possibilities while blinding us to its weaknesses. Such a fierce spotlight on hydrogen is pushing more promising strategies into the shadows.
The Hybrid Highway The hydrogen-fueled transit vision being peddled in Washington and Sacramento obscures a more achievable alternative. by David Morris Originally published in Mother Jones, January/February 2004 For the first time in history, California and Washington may be on … Read More
A Tale of Two Countries by David Morris Originally published in Alternet, December 8, 2003 The most telling similarity between Japan and the United States is not our shared addiction to baseball, but our shared dependency on imported oil for … Read More
Second Thoughts on a Hydrogen Economy By David Morris Originally Published on Alternet, February 24, 2003 When George Bush proposed a $1.7 billion program to promote hydrogen-fueled cars in the State of the Union Address, both sides of the aisle … Read More
Really Light Rail By David Morris November 14, 1999 When I was on KTCA’s “Almanac” a few months ago with Elwyn Tinklenberg, the transportation commissioner held forth on the promise of light-rail transit (LRT). The cohost anticipated my response. “Mr. … Read More
Politicians’ Response to Gas Price Rise is Pitiful by David Morris May 7, 1996 In 1973 and again in 1979 this country was rocked with massive oil price hikes. Politicians of all stripes responded by devising a coherent strategy to … Read More