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Perverse outcomes: Lifting U.S. oil export ban would mean greater dependence on foreign oil

There is a case regarding market efficiency for overturning America's oil export ban, but this is NOT the one the industry is using in its public relations campaign. That's because increased efficiency in the world oil market would actually make the country's oil supply more vulnerable to events abroad.

Did crude oil production actually peak in 2005?

Haven't we been hearing from the oil industry and from government and international agencies that worldwide oil production has been increasing in the last several years? The answer, of course, is yes. But, the deeper question is whether this assertion is actually correct.

Net vs. gross energy: Is it wise to be complacent?

Net pay is what you have to pay your bills today. And, net energy is what society has in order to conduct its business (and its fun) on any given day. Is net energy still increasing?

Ukraine, Russia and the nonexistent U.S. oil and natural gas "weapon"

There is no U.S. oil and gas export "weapon" to aim at Russia to counter its moves in the Ukraine. The U.S. isn't even supplying its own needs. But you wouldn't know that from media reports and editorials in the last week.

Is ammonia the holy grail for renewable energy storage?

Can ammonia become the world's go-to liquid fuel and renewable energy storage medium? One entrepreneur thinks it can.

Peak Oil and the socio-economic impact of depleting fossil fuel resources

Progressive Radio's Gary Null talks peak oil, climate change, economy, culture, policy and much more with Kurt Cobb and Nate Hagens.

Remembering where we live: Physics vs. biology

Where do we think we live? Where do we actually live? These questions are of the utmost importance if we are to make the right decisions about our life on planet Earth.

The shareable economy: Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good

Getaround, the car sharing service, made the astounding statement that car sharing had the potential to reduce the number of cars on the road by an order of magnitude--90 percent.

Is adaptation to climate change really feasible?

The climate change denialists have pretty much given up on the idea that there is no climate change or that it is good for us. So, they're down to arguing that it won't be that bad and we should just adapt.

Is "the environment" now obsolete?

If we are indeed already in the Anthropocene, then "the environment" cannot be "out there." The advent of the Anthropocene has wiped out the distinction between human history and natural history.
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