FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ozzie Zehner, Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism

By: Saturday July 20, 2013 1:59 pm

Ozzie Zehner’s entrance into the energy and environment debate couldn’t come at a better, more appropriate time and neither could his book Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism. Published in 2012, it comes in the midst of increasing interest in the topic of tackling climate change from people of all walks of life.


UN Begs US to Stop Corn-Based Ethanol Production During Drought

By: Friday August 10, 2012 9:20 am

Here’s a classic case of what’s good for the US being terrible for the rest of the world. That typically does not lead to good outcomes for the world. Corn-based ethanol fails on its own merits. The energy used in production far exceeds the energy savings from using ethanol over fossil fuel-based energy. The biofuel standards could be reached by less invasive sources like switchgrass and other natural sources. Converting so much corn into fuel at a time of a massive corn shortage makes no sense.

Come Saturday Morning: Reducing the Ecological Risks

By: Saturday April 28, 2012 7:52 am

Some suggestions for reducing ecological risks.

House Health Care Vote Scheduled for Saturday

By: Wednesday November 4, 2009 3:30 pm

CQ Politics is reporting that the House of Representatives will vote on Saturday [Update: vote now confirmed for 6pm EST, Saturday, 11/7] on a health care bill which includes new language on abortion services coverage, but which would not go nearly as far as the language sought by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), which would have effectively banned all insurance coverage for abortion services in the individual and small group market.

Health Care Reform: That Strange Biofuels Rider in the House Manager’s Amendment

By: Wednesday November 4, 2009 11:55 am

Late last night, in the midst of Election Day, the House leadership revealed the “manager’s amendment” that would represent the final changes to their health care bill before a vote. It is likely this vote could come as early as Friday.

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