Book Review – Climate of Corruption

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

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 Frugal Superpower

Joanna Schroeder biofuels, book reviews, Oil, politics

This week I read the book “The Frugal Superpower,” by Michael Mandelbaum. For much of the beginning, I couldn’t quite figure out what this book had to do with energy. But I kept on going and was rewarded by some true insights as to other good reasons why reducing our dependence on Middle Eastern oil can help our country out …

biofuels, book reviews, Oil, politics

Book Review – What Environmentalists Need to Know About Economics

Joanna Schroeder book reviews, Environment, Ethanol

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

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

Joanna’s Best Books of 2010

Joanna Schroeder biofuels, book reviews, Energy, Environment, Opinion

There are a few things I have learned over the last two years of reviewing books. First, no matter how much you “dislike”, or disagree with an author, you always learn something from him or her  – always. Second, there are always two sides to every story and we all need to do a better job of learning more about …

biofuels, book reviews, Energy, Environment, Opinion

Book Review – The Impending World Energy Mess

Joanna Schroeder biofuels, book reviews, Natural Gas, Oil, Solar, Wind

With only two days left in 2010, I thought “The Impending World Energy Mess” was only fitting for review as we head into 2011. It is also fitting for another reason, it ties nicely into the story I brought you earlier this week, $5 Gas Prices on the Horizon. The authors, Dr. Robert L Hirsch, Dr. Roger H. Bezdek, and …

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

Book Review – The Burning Wire

Joanna Schroeder book reviews, Electricity, Solar

Ecoterror has made it into mainstream fiction. OK, so its been there for a while but it made it into the latest book by one of my favorite authors, Jeffrey Deaver. (I know it’s a shocker, but I actually read for fun too). His latest book, the Burning Wire, focuses around an ecoterrorist who uses electricity from an East Coast …

book reviews, Electricity, Solar

Book Review – Energy And Climate Wars

Joanna Schroeder book reviews, global warming

The debate about climate change change is over right? Wrong. At least according to authors Peter C. Glover and Michael J. Economides in their book, “Energy and Climate Wars.” The premise of the book is that politicians (aka Al Gore) green ideologues and media elites (What, me? Oh, I’m not a media elite.) are undermining the truth about energy and …

book reviews, global warming