Author Archives: W. Michael Griffin

The Ethanol Answer to Carbon Emissions


This article is in Homeland Security, Winter 2001-2002


When the United States gets serious about the threat of global climate change, it should turn to ethanol to power cars. The moment is fast approaching when the United States will have to face up to the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is finding growing scientific evidence that […]

Perspective: Import Ethanol, Not Oil


This article is in The Continuing Problem of Nuclear Weapons, Spring 2006


To paraphrase Mark Twain, people talk a lot of reducing U.S. dependence on imported oil, but they don’t do much about it. Rather than continuing to talk the talk, the United States has a unique window of opportunity to walk the walk. The $2-plus per gallon gasoline prices and our Middle East wars have made […]