When Project LIBERTY, the first large-scale commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in the U.S., opened in Iowa last Wednesday, I went from a naysayer to a still-skeptical-but-now-believer in biofuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard.
In which I share the five most interesting and important environmental stories (IMHO) that I’ve read this week on various environmental threats that birds face globally, the latest IPCC draft report leaked Tuesday, a mysterious blue substance born from the Mount Polley mine disaster and more.
Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the EPA, speaks at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s BuildingEnergy 14 conference, declaring the EPA “partner-in-crime” with the high-performance building and renewable energy professionals present.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, Representative Katherine Clark and research faculty at MIT restarted the Alcator C-Mod reactor for fusion energy officially yesterday morning. And then, we all wore hard hats and went into the big room where the big C-Mod machine is and saw it for ourselves: fusion does not just belong in the movies.
“The planet is, was, and always will be stronger than us. We can't destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing. Why don't they start talking about not letting the planet destroy us?” - Paulo Coelho, The Winner Stands Alone