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Don't Slow the Ethanol!

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 8, 2006

A few years ago my neighbor's eight-year old son left his front gate open, resulting in the family dog running away. For days the kid was in tears. As would any child who lost his dog, especially knowing that it was his fault for leaving the gate open.

Private Eyes on Ethanol

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 1, 2006

It's easy to talk about something when you have conviction. The truth is, sometimes you can have so much belief in your cause that expertise comes secondary to passion, and the information gets muddled

Green and Greed in Las Vegas

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 22, 2006

It's 2:45 a.m. in Las Vegas. I'm up a few hundred bucks and still sober. The curvy cocktail waitresses with the plastic smiles and twinkles in their eyes didn't miss a beat. My Jack and Coke-filled highball never went dry

The Economics of Food Security

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 15, 2006

On Monday, Luke Burgess wrote an excellent article regarding the connection between oil dependency and a conventional agricultural system reliant upon this shrinking resource

Supplementing German market share

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 8, 2006

Back in 2002 I took my fourth trip to Gottingen, Germany - a small, university town just north of Frankfurt and east of Dortmund.

Washington State loves Green Markets

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 1, 2006

Driving through the magnificent landscape of the Cascade Mountains on my way to Seattle, I stopped off at a log cabin rest stop for a cup of overpriced coffee and an organic breakfast. That's one of the many reasons I love visiting the state of Washington

Reassembling the Past for Future Profits

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted January 25, 2006

Over the weekend I had lunch with my 90-year-old grandmother. Nearly a full century old, the woman is tough as nails and sharp as a tack. And she's often more than willing to prove it

How much did you make?

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted January 18, 2006

Here's the four-line instant message conversation that put the biggest sh&%-eating grin on my face last Thursday afternoon

Billion-dollar plans for California Solar

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted January 11, 2006

You see, tomorrow is the day that a larger CSI proposal will be voted upon. And this one is worth billions! That's right - Billions.

Money. Money will bring us together.

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted January 4, 2006

Environmentalists who once saturated liberal airwaves with finger-pointing, whining and laughable boycotts against big oil are now sharing those airwaves with their money-centric foes.

The Economics of Missing Variables

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted December 28, 2005

However, are we as investors being given all the necessary variables of the 'efficiency' equation to make an educated decision?

Slippery Ted strikes again!

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted December 21, 2005

And that's been my argument all along. My argument is that regardless if we get oil from Alaska or not, it doesn't eliminate the fact that we need to find other sources of energy besides oil. And if that's the case, why allocate resources to an energy source whose supply is declining at a dramatic rate.

Calling the bureaucratic bluff

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted December 14, 2005

I've never made it a secret that environmental concerns are a priority for me come election time. And when I first heard about the possible drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)…I was extremely concerned. I don't care how much oil's up there - I personally don't think it's worth it.

Buy Planet Organic (POH) at current levels

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted December 13, 2005

But there's nothing naïve and reckless about a company that's finished every year since its IPO with a gain - in one of the fastest growing and most profitable markets in the world today.

Solar IPO...Take 2

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted December 9, 2005

China-based Suntech Power Holdings has announced that it will be offering 26.38 million American Depositary Shares at $11 to $13 under the proposed NYSE symbol, STP. This deal is expected to be priced next week.