Book Review – Climate of Corruption

Joanna Schroeder

In the past several years, there seems to be a growing number of people who believe that global warming is a very orchestrated political and environmental hoax. As hype around Earth Day is growing (April 22, 2011), I thought it would be interesting to read, “Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax,” by Larry Bell. Now …

biofuels, book reviews, Environment, global warming, Solar, Wind

Book Review – The Green Miracle

Joanna Schroeder

This week I read the book called “The Green Miracle,” by Clayton McNeff who is one of the creators of the Mcgyan Process. It’s the story of how in less than four years, with the inkling of an idea from a college student, a new multi-feedstock production technology was created to produce biodiesel. In 2006, McNeff was contacted by one …

Biodiesel, book reviews

Book Review – The Forbidden Fuel

Joanna Schroeder

This week I read “The Forbidden Fuel: A History of Power Alcohol,” by authors Hal Bernton, William Kovarik and Scott Sklar. The book was originally published in 1982 and then republished in 2010 with a new Foreward added as well as a new Introduction added that gives the readers an update on where the ethanol industry is today. This book …

book reviews, Ethanol

Book Review – What Environmentalists Need to Know About Economics

Joanna Schroeder

This week I took a stab at learning a little about economics and its role in the various environmental issues including global climate change, air pollution and over fishing. “What Environmentalists Need to Know About Economics,” by Jason Scorse, is a book that, using various economic theories, analyzes the three most important sources of environmental problems: market failure, the tragedy …

book reviews, Environment, Ethanol

Book Review – Why We Hate The Oil Companies

Joanna Schroeder

Two, four, six, eight, who do we love to hate? The oil companies! Despite my story lead, I was not a cheerleader in another life but I couldn’t get that cheer out of my head while I read this week’s book, “Why We Hate The Oil Companies Straight Talk From An Energy Insider,” by John Hofmeister. I recently gave Mr. …

biofuels, book reviews, Ethanol, Geothermal, Natural Gas, Oil, Solar, Wind