One city in China is coupling it’s dairy industry with its electric grid, harvesting methane from manure to produce electricity. This is a pretty cool idea, and I think west Texas should look into doing the same. If you’ve ever driven through Plainview, or nearby you’ll know that those feed lots produce a nasty smell.… Read More


One time presidential hopeful, and longtime environmental crusader, Al Gore has gone on record saying that corn ethanol subsidies were a bad idea. He points out that Corn Ethanol competes with food for use, and increases the cost of corn as food. Also, the energy yield from the process just isn’t enough to be worthwhile.… Read More


Hello faithful readers. As you have noticed, I’ve been pretty quiet recently. It is not because I’ve stopped blogging – I won’t be stopping. Some of you are academics and know that there is usually a span of a few weeks each semester where you are pressed for time. I have been in that situation… Read More