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This page is an index of articles and other written resources, including reports, interviews, book and anthology excerpts, PowerPoint presentations, and presentation transcripts for authors and speakers with last names starting with “B.”

Roger Ballentine

"" Clean Cars: Kicking America's Oil Habit. Report by Roger Ballentine and Jan Mazurek. Summary of a policy report produced by the Progressive Policy Institute. It describes the key obstacles that political leaders must surmount to make real progress toward energy independence. Summary >> Full Report >> More about Roger Ballentine >>

"" How Energy Issues Affected 2004 Race For President. Interview with Roger Ballentine. A John Kerry for President campaign advisor, Ballentine was interviewed in 2005 on how energy issues affected the 2004 race for President of the Unites States. Interview >> More about Roger Ballentine >>

"" The Promise of Biofuels. Report by David J. Hayes, Roger Ballentine, & Jan Mazurek. Summary of a policy report produced by the Progressive Policy Institute's Energy & Environment Project. It details a "homegrown approach to breaking America's oil addiction" and the contribution biofuels could make to that goal. Summary >> Full Report >> More about Roger Ballentine >>

"" Tailpipe Revolution. Article by Roger Ballentine and Jan Mazurek. Instead of haggling over CAFE standards and a distant hydrogen future, we should use strong market incentives like tailpipe emissions trading to put more clean cars on the road today. Article >> More about Roger Ballentine >>

Jim Bowyer

"" Forest Products & Wood Science. Book excerpt by Jim Bowyer. Forest Products and Wood Science (Buy Here >>) provides a comprehensive overview of the anatomical and physical nature of wood and the relationship of these characteristics to its use as an industrial raw material. Includes updated research findings and expanded discussions that reflect the changing face of the forest products industry. Book Excerpt >> Buy Here >> More about Jim Bowyer >>

Lester Brown

"" American Scientist On Plan B 2.0. Interview with Lester Brown. The Worldwatch Institute founder answers questions about his book, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble. He discusses the interrelationship between peak oil, water shortages, and global warming, the effect of China's emerging economy, economic globalization, the role of new technologies, and prospects of an ecological tipping point. Interview >>

"" Ethanol Could Leave The World Hungry. Article by Lester Brown. The myth that corn is a cure-all for our energy woes is leading us toward a potentially dangerous global fight for food. While crop-based ethanol - the latest craze in alternative energy - promises a guilt-free way to keep our gas tanks full, it could leave much of the world hungry. Article >>

"" Ethanol's Failed Promise. Article by Lester Brown and Jonathan Lewis. The "food-to-fuel" mandates should be changed because they do not move "America toward energy independence and mitigate global climate change... the evidence irrefutably demonstrates that this policy is not delivering on either goal. In fact, it is causing environmental harm and contributing to a growing global food crisis." Article >>

"" Full House: Reassessing The Earth's Population Carrying Capacity. Article by Lester Brown and Hall Kane. This article discusses Brown and Kane's book on carrying capacity. It projects that over the next 40 years the world will face massive grain deficits in Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and China as populations grow. Article >>

"" Nova: World In The Balance. Interview with Lester Brown. Between now and 2050, three billion people will join the six billion-plus that already live on this planet. How will we possibly feed them? Lester Brown has been consumed by this question for decades. Interview >>

"" Restructuring the Global Economy. Presentation excerpt by Lester Brown. In a speech to a Commonwealth Club event at Hewlett Packard in Palo Alto, California, Brown describes the need to restructure the global economy to cope with the challenges ahead. Presentation Excerpt >>

"" Water Deficits Growing In Many Countries. Article by Lester Brown. Our water deficit is historically recent and growing fast. Because this impending crisis typically takes the form of aquifer overpumping and falling water tables, it is not visible. And if the world is facing a water shortage, it is also facing a food shortage. Article >>

"" You’re A Good Man. Interview with Lester Brown. Brown founded the Worldwatch Institute, one of the first think tanks to focus on the global environmental situation. In this in-depth interview, he discusses his book, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble. It details the environmental issues we face, such as climate change and population growth, and the systemic retooling necessary to achieve an environmentally sustainable economy and avoid disaster. Interview >>

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