David Morris is one of the guests discussing the future of gas prices and the future of electric vehicles – Minnesota Public Radio’s Midday Program Continue reading
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April 5, 2006 – David Morris on the price of ethanol futures – Bloomberg Television Continue reading
The carbohydrate economy could transform agriculture as well as energy, reviving producer co-ops, and giving farmers a hedge against voilatile commodity prices. For the first time in 60 years, the carbohydrate economy is back on the public-policy agenda. It is an exciting historical opportunity, but one we should approach with deliberation and foresight.
John Bailey and Bill McKibben Discuss Community Solutions to Global Warming on the Beyond Organics Radio Show
Extended producer responsibility (EPR), based on the “polluter pays” principle, entails making manufacturers responsible for the entire lifecycle of the products and packaging they produce. These are some of the tools being employed by EPR advocates. Continue reading
This February 2006 policy brief by John Bailey and David Morris offers a brief overview of the existing renewable electricity mandates in Minnesota, and discusses the impact a proposed extension and expansion of these mandates might have. Last year, the Minnesota legislature debated a proposal to establish a new statewide renewable electricity mandate. That debate will undoubtedly continue this session.
This February 2006 policy brief by John Bailey provides background and analysis to support a state or local policy that would require construction projects funded with tax-exempt bonds to result in no net increases in greenhouse gases within the community. This brief proposes a strategy that can begin to allow us, as citizens and taxpayers, to make concrete our desire to live lightly on the earth. That strategy is to convince all tax exempt bond issuing agencies at the state and community level to adopt a climate neutralbonding policy.
According to an August 2005 Harris Poll 74 percent of people agreed that, "Protecting the environment is so important that requirements and standards cannot be too high, and continuing environmental improvements must be made regardless of cost."
This February 2006 paper by David Morris was adapted from a speech given at the Minnesota Ag Expo 2006. The paper provides a snapshot of today’s biofuels industry and a roadmap to ensure that local farmers see significant benefits from the expanding industry in the future. Continue reading
Bob Hague Interview with David Morris on Ethanol Development in Wisconsin – Wisconsin Public Radio Continue reading
David Morris and Becca Vargo Daggett on municipal broadband – Wendy Wilde Show, Air America Minnesota
This paper describes the current regulations and standards relative to lead-based paint (LBP) in buildings (in particular LBP on lumber and timber products), LBP mitigation, and disposal of LBP-containing waste, and the applicability of these regulations and standards to recovering and reusing building materials. Continue reading
David Morris on Energy Policy in the U.S. and Sweden - Wendy Wilde Show, Air America Minnesota
David Morris on health care in the U.S. and Canada - Wendy Wilde Show, Air America Minnesota
David Morris speaking on Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush and Energy
Efficiency – Wendy Wilde Show, Air America Minnesota. Audio starts
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David Morris speaking on John Roberts and the Supreme Court during Wendy Wilde Show, Air America Minnesota