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Is Peak Oil Dead and What Does it Mean for Climate Change?

This session seeks to bring together fossil fuel experts and climate experts for a daring exploration of the new landscape created by fracking and other unconventional methods of fossil fuel recovery.

A Personal Appreciation of M. King Hubbert

A recent vacation afforded me the opportunity to read The Oracle of Oil, Mason Inman’s excellent new biography of Marion King Hubbert.

We Need to Electrify As Much Transportation As We Can

A truly green transportation system probably wouldn't rely on electric cars that much because it wouldn't be relying on cars that much.

Two Important New Books

The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Mitigation and Food Security and Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life.

100% Renewable Energy: What We Can Do in 10 Years

Since the renewable energy revolution will require trading our currently dominant energy sources (fossil fuels) for alternative ones that have different characteristics, there are likely to be some hefty challenges along the way.

The US: A Nation In Dire Need of Energy and Climate Policy

A new Harvard University study finds that world methane emissions have recently spiked, and that the US appears to be the site of most of the increase.

Carbon Tax: The Low Oil Price Opportunity

Carbon taxes constitute a widely discussed policy tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing humanity’s headlong rush toward catastrophic climate change.

Climate Holism vs. Climate Reductionism

Climate change may be the biggest threat facing humanity, but the way we’re currently going about fighting it just ensures that, even if we prevail, another threat will follow, and another, and another.

What Geological, Economic, or Policy Forces Might Limit Fossil Fuel Production?

Is Peak Oil Dead and What Does It Mean for Climate Change?

Renewable Energy After COP21: Nine issues for climate leaders to think about on the journey home

COP21 in Paris is over. Now it’s back to the hard work of fighting for, and implementing, the energy transition.
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