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By Robert Rapier on Mar 9, 2010 with 23 responses

Book Review: Big Coal

Big Coal by Jeff Goodell is a book I have had on my reading list for a long time, but I only got around to reading it during my recent trip to Europe.

By Robert Rapier on Aug 9, 2007 with no responses

Bob Dinneen Responds to Rolling Stone

I know it’s been a bit heavy on ethanol lately, but I continue to get quite a bit of activity over the recent Rolling Stone article. That’s the whole reason for writing a FAQ. I have in the queue a half-finished essay on solar thermal, and would really like to delve into that topic a bit more. I don’t want to become “The Ethanol Blog”, but it seems like that recently. Bob Dinneen, President of the Renewable Fuels Association (the same association that claims displacement of 170 million barrels of oil with the energy equivalent of 64 million barrels of ethanol) wrote to Rolling Stone and addressed Jeff Goodell’s recent story: Letter To The Editor: Response to “The Ethanol Scam”… Continue»

By Robert Rapier on Aug 7, 2007 with no responses

Jeff Goodell Debates the Rolling Stone Article on CNBC

The guy is very well-spoken. Guess where he got that “recycled natural gas quote.”

By Robert Rapier on Jul 30, 2007 with no responses

Rolling Stone Article

A few months back, Jeff Goodell, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, contacted me with some questions about ethanol. Jeff’s name may be familiar to those in the energy business, as he is the author of Big Coal. (Jeff has authored several books, including Trapped, which resulted in an appearance on Oprah, Sunnyvale, and The Cyberthief and the Samurai, which is about hacker Kevin Mitnick.) What started out as a piece in Rolling Stone on Vinod Khosla ended up being a critical look at ethanol. And some of my comments even survived the editor’s hatchets: Ethanol Scam: Ethanol Hurts the Environment And Is One of America’s Biggest Political Boondoggles Don’t let the soft title fool you. Jeff pulls no punches…. Continue»