Jerry Cherney, the E.V. Baker Professor of Agriculture of Cornell University is urging the US to look towards using grass pellets as an energy source, a method well accepted in Europe. The sustainable 70 day cycle (vs. the 70 million year cycle for fossil fuels) can be implemented and consumed locally, producing 90 percent less greenhouse gases than oil, coal and natural gas. So what’s stopping grass pellets from taking off? Cherney points out that without a political lobby, there is no way of starting an alternative energy industry. Calling all farmers . . . lobby and grow alternative energy!
[by Che-Wei Wang]