Philpott talks ethanol
My face may be made for radio, but I don’t especially like the way my voice sounds. Even so, I accepted an invitation to talk ethanol on today’s Sunday Salon show on Berkeley’s KPFA radio station.
I’m glad I did. The host, Sandra Lupien, was very well-prepared and asked great questions. The other guests were Isabella Kenfield, who has done great work about Brazil’s ethanol program as a freelance journalist there; and Jake Caldwell, who is an energy researcher for the Center for American Progress.
Jake doesn’t buy my harsh critique of corn ethanol or Isabella’s of Brazil’s program, but he does argue that ethanol could do much better with regard to sustainability and human rights.
Anyway, check it out (mp3).