For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: 612-276-3456 GIVING THE MONEY BACK CAN LEAD TO AN EFFECTIVE CARBON CAP Carbon caps with universal dividends create an ethical, equitable and politically effective climate policy Minneapolis, Minn.– (February 12, 2008). Common to many proposals addressing climate change is a carbon cap – limiting and lowering global warming emissions… Continue reading
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About David Morris
David Morris is co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and directs its initiative on The Public Good. He is the author of New City States and four other non-fiction books. His essays on public policy are regularly published by On the Commons, Alternet, Common Dreams and the Huffington Post. More
This February 2008 report by David Morris criticizes the authors of two recent studies published in
On February 7, 2008, Science published two studies that examined the greenhouse gas impact of land use changes caused by the growing demand for biofuels. Within hours, news of the studies was carried by a remarkable number of media outlets. Reporters summed up the findings indire terms. National Public Radio declared, "Study: Ethanol Worse for Climate Than Gasoline." The New York Times headline read, "Biofuels Deemed a Greenhouse Threat." Continue reading
David Morris, Vice President, Institute for Local Self-Reliance addresses the 2007 25x’25 National Renewable Energy Summit Continue reading
ILSR’s Vice President, David Morris, on WCCO’s "Good Question" segment that asked What is OPEC? Segment aired December 7, 2007. Continue reading
ILSR’s Vice President, David Morris, was interviewed on WCCO’s "Good Question" segment that answered why Minnesota’s oil pipeline is so important. Segment aired November 29, 2007 Continue reading
Institute for Local Self-Reliance Vice-President David Morris speaks with New York Times columnist Paul Krugman in Minneapolis, November 6, 2007. The full version is available here, or click "More" under the video player to see the video broken into shorter clips. Continue reading
This November 2007 report by David Morris and Ann Robertson evaluates the evaluates that issue by analyzing the impact of the proposed $1.5 billion tax shift legislation, the Economic Efficiency and Pollution Reduction Act (EEPRA) on Minnesota’s most energy-intensive business sectors and estimating the potential for those sectors to offset any increased tax burden through cost-effective efficiency improvements.
Under EEPRA, energy-intensive businesses would pay higher net taxes while energy-efficient businesses would pay lower net taxes. While this is an intended outcome of the tax shift, businesses in Minnesota are concerned that the tax shift could impose a competitive burden on certain sectors.
A new kind of hybrid uses less gas and more electricity. All-electric cars are already here. What will this mean for the road trip of the future? ILSR’s David Morris plugs in and gives us a little history lesson of the Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV).
ILSR’s Vice President, David Morris, was interviewed on WCCO’s "Good Question" segment that answered questions about rapid changes in oil prices. Segment aired October 22, 2007 Continue reading
Global warming requires local solutions Cities should use bonding authority to promote energy conservation. The savings would easily pay back the expense. By John Bailey, originally published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 5, 2007 More than 650 cities around the country, including Minneapolis, have formally agreed to honor the Kyoto Protocol and reduce their… Continue reading