"Environmental groups Earth Track and Friends of the Earth just put out a study quantifying biofuels subsidies through 2022, as the U.S. plans to massively increase production of biofuels. The upshot? The cost to taxpayers would be about $420 billion over that period, or an average of about $28… Read More
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"The billions of dollars that go into a nuclear power plant could be spent better in other ways, including making homes more energy-efficient, said Doug Koplow, president of Earth Track Incorporated, a Cambridge, Mass.-based consulting firm."
December 21, 2005. "Mighty Mice," by Amory Lovins, in Nuclear Engineering International. Also available in PDF version.
May/June 2006. "Brave New Nuclear World: First of Two Parts," by Karen Charman, World Watch Magazine. See page 26 (PDF page 28).
October 25, 2006. "Promise of Biofuels is Overrated, Report Says," by Jim Lobe, Interpress News Service.
November 16, 2006. "Investing in clean energy," The Economist. Mentions biofuels subsidy study done for IISD's Global Subsidies Initiative.
December 6, 2006. "Give Green, Go Yellow: How cash and corporate pressure pushed ethanol to the fore," by Tom Philpott, Grist.
January 2007. "Loser: Corn-o-copia," by William Sweet, IEEE Spectrum.
January 18, 2007. "US House Takes on Big Oil," by Mark Clayton, Christian Science Monitor.
January 24, 2007. "Comment: Switching to Snake Oil," by Jerry Taylor in the Guardian.
January 29, 2007. Profile on Grist.org's Interactivist column: "Koplow's and Robbers: Doug Koplow, subsidies researcher and founder of Earth Track, answers Grist's questions."
February 19, 2007. "Biofuels - fact and fiction," by Mark Anslow, Ecologist.
March 17, 2007. "Ethanol's Growing List of Enemies," by Moira Herbst, Business Week.
March 28, 2007. "The Ethanol Mandate Should Not be Expanded," by Ben Leiberman, The Heritage Foundation.
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April 2007. "Redirecting Oil Subsidies," by Aduin Kirkebride McElroy, Ethanol Producer Magazine. Surprisingly little mention of our work on ethanol subsidies though...
Mentions biofuels subsidy study done for IISD's Global Subsidies Initiative.
April 15, 2007. "Are ethanol subsidies answer to thirst for oil?," by Eric Fleischauer, Decatur Daily (Decatur, AL).
May/June 2007. "Shuck and jive: how industry and politicians are harvesting ethanol for all it's worth," by Rebecca Claren, UTNE Reader. Article uses subsidy estimates from Biofuels at What Cost?, though without attribution.
June 3, 2007. "Myths About that $3.18 Per Gallon," by Lisa Margonelli, Washington Post Outlook Section.
July 23, 2007. "No to Nukes: It's tempting to turn to nuclear plants to combat climate change, but alternatives are safer and cheaper," Los Angeles Times editorial page.