Monthly Archives: January 2012

WILL SEAWEED BE THE BIOFUEL SOLUTION? BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

Researchers may have broken the biofuel barrier. A new biotech discovery enables ethanol to be made from a common variety of brown seaweed. This would by-pass the biggest problem with corn ethanol and biodiesel—the world’s shortage of cropland. The new … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: ‘KEYSTONE KOPS HALT US-CANADA PIPELINE, AND TARGET ANOTHER,’ BY: DUGGAN FLANAKIN AND REDMOND WEISSENBERGER

Oilfield workers in Alberta, refinery workers in Texas and countless factory workers just learned that the White House will not allow construction of an oil pipeline that would bring over half a million barrels of oil a day from Canada’s … Continue reading

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SHALE GAS: BOON FOR HUMANITY OR BANE? BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

The carbon footprint of shale gas is about one-third as high as if coal was burned to produce electricity, says a team of researchers who were obviously offended by the rush-to-block-any-new-fuel “study” of Cornell University’s Robert Howarth. Howarth’s recent widely … Continue reading

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