Latest Earth Policy Institute eco-economy update

March 23, 2007

I receive the eco-economy updates from the Earth Policy Institute, and thought I’d put the latest one on my blog. I find it difficult to evaluate these updates, but they sound interesting when I read through them nonetheless.

Earth Policy Institute
Eco-Economy Update 2007-3
For Immediate Release
March 21, 2007

MASSIVE DIVERSION OF U.S. GRAIN TO FUEL CARS IS RAISING WORLD FOOD PRICES

http://www.earth-policy.org/Updates/2007/Update65.htm

Lester R. Brown

If you think you are spending more each week at the supermarket, you may be right. The escalating share of the U.S. grain harvest going to ethanol distilleries is driving up food prices worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »


TREC – Trans-Mediterranean Renewable Energy Cooperation

March 4, 2007

Via a comment at LP, I just became aware of the Trans-Mediterranean Renewable Energy Cooperation (TREC), the work of which may have quite a bit of relevance to Australia given the amount of desert on the Australian mainland. The best way to describe TREC is to merely copy the contents of that webpage: Read the rest of this entry »