Updating our pathbreaking 2003 report, this June 2008 report by David Morris describes how commercially available technologies today could transform our petroleum powered transportation system into one powered by electricity and biofuels. Provisions in the recently passed Energy Act could accelerate that transformation. With the adoption of complementary policies, the revolution in our transportation sector can generate an equally profound revolution in our electricity sector. Hundreds of thousands of locally owned wind turbines and solar electric arrays supplying flexible fueled, plug-in hybrid vehicles can allow tens of millions of Americans to become energy producers not just energy consumers.
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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
Working Assets is my long-distance phone company. I love it dearly for its combination of business efficiency, social responsibility and progressive politics.
Each month, my phone bill carries alerts that urge me to take action on a specific issue or two. Recent Citizen Actions suggest the gravity of the issues chosen: "Save Our Constitution," "Impeach Dick Cheney," "Close Guantanamo."
This month Working Assets urged me to "Say No to Ethanol."
ILSR’s Vice President, David Morris, on WCCO’s "Good Question" segment that asked if biofuels will cause food shortages. Segment aired May 1, 2007. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 4, 2006 Contact: David Morris, 612-276-3456 x208 – dmorris [@] ilsr.org Group Calls on Congress to Correct Its Mistake on Cellulosic Ethanol Mandate Minneapolis, MN – In an article published December 4, 2006, in RenewableEnergyAcces.com, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance argues that a single sentence added to the Energy Policy… Continue reading
Ethanol as a Renewable Fuel: An Overview- video of a speech by David Morris, ILSR Vice President, presented at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Air Quality Series. Presentated on September 28, 2006. Continue reading
ILSR’s Vice President, David Morris, was interviewed on WCCO’s "Project Energy" segment that answered questions about ethanol. Segment aired July 18, 2006 Continue reading
Analysis: David Morris on Ethanol Issues in the Midwest – Twin Cities Public Television’s Almanac Continue reading
The New Ethanol Future Demands a New Public Policy by David Morris, Vice President Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) June 21, 2006 This document is an expanded version of “An Ear for the Market,” an opinion piece published in the New York Times. Ethanol’s time has arrived. After 25 years of fighting just to survive… Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 8, 2006 Contact: David Morris, 612-276-3456, email@example.com Kicking Our Oil Addiction: Minnesota Becomes First State to Endorse an Electric-Alcohol Strategy Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has signed into law H.F. 3718, the nation’s first law promoting plug-in hybrid, flexible-fueled vehicles. The legislation – inspired by the Institute for… Continue reading