Monthly Archives: February 2004

Minority Views

I spoke to my brother Glen the other night for the first time in a long while. He’s been commenting on this blog along the way, and while I found his assessment of capitalism as servant rather than master truly … Continue reading

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Our Friend Grant

About a year ago, Rachel came by with about two pounds of paper she had printed out down at the college. It was the application for a “Grant” from the Department of Energy. I had written some grants in my … Continue reading

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Biofuels Reality

I was recently asked to speak at “Efficient NC,” a conference put on by the Department of Energy. They assigned me the topic: Biofuels Reality, and slotted it into their program. Following is the address I plan to deliver. Here’s … Continue reading

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Biodiesel As Jobs

When I first met girl Mark at the Iowa Energy Center, we stumbled onto some common ground which we called “social engineering.” It was a term that referred to all of the notions that get associated with grassroots biodiesel that … Continue reading

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Return on Investment

A few weeks ago there was a minor thread on Keith Addison’s biofuel@yahoogroups.com about “investing in biofuels.” It was started by some guy in the Midwest who reared his head and asked everyone to send him a thousand bucks so … Continue reading

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Double Bubble

We are washing fuel tonight. And when I say that, I don’t mean some little aquarium pump pushing air through a spent grinding stone. This is the real thing. Today Leif rigged up Wash 1 and Wash II with some … Continue reading

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Cold Morning

I awoke this morning to the horrible sound of our heat pump cranking in the side yard. It’s the second time I’ve heard it this winter. Tami must have moved the thermostat from “Off,” to “Heat,” on her way to … Continue reading

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GMO Monocropping

Tonight I was trying to get Bill Moore, the editor of EVWorld to take an interest in California’s B100 fight. He had previously been in touch with me about this blog, but no story ever came of it. I don’t … Continue reading

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Externalities

Last night I went to a fundraiser for Chatham Marketplace. That’s the new coop grocery store that a bunch of people in Pittsboro are trying to get off the ground. Tami is actively engaged in the effort, so I watch … Continue reading

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Biofuels Program

Today is a gray cold wet February day. I went up to Chessworks to work on taxes, and found myself working at the refinery. I don’t know why I would rather do physical labor than organize papers, but it appears … Continue reading

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