Archive for May, 2008

Gusher of Lies gushes lies

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Robert Zubrin writes a scathing critique Robert Bryce’s recent anti-energy independence book “Gusher of Lies”, including this nugget:

[Bryce's] estimate of the amount of water used to produce corn ethanol — are off by a factor of over 400. (He says 885 gallons of water per gallon of ethanol; the actual industry figure is 2, since corn used for ethanol is not irrigated.)

Now that’s a pretty big boo-boo, but hey, the OPEC apologist Defenders of the Status Quo will try anything.

Symposium: Energy Independence and the War on Radical Islam

Monday, May 5th, 2008

What is the best way for us to achieve energy independence? What is the urgency for us to do so in terms of our conflict with Islamo-Fascism? Click through to read the Frontpage Symposium.