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Winning the Carbon War

Chris is joined by Jeremy Leggett to dicsuss his personal frontline account of the ongoing civil war between rnewables and fossil fuels and of the cliamte change negotiations.


In this episode we're discussing Germany's energy transition plan. We'll be talking with Craig Morris, editor of Renewables International and lead author of

Limits on the Grid

 Chris Nelder talks to Mackay Miller, Senior Research Analyst at the Natural Renewable Energy Laboratory, about the limits of renewable energy on the grid.

Peak Oil in an Era of Fossil Fuel Abundance

Chris Nelder on why peak oil isn't dead.

Returns on Divestments?

I believe we’re at a point where renewables are going to continue becoming more affordable while fossil fuels continue to get more expensive, and more risky.

Toward a Supply Constrained World

In this installment we discuss the potential role of renewable energy in transition and macroeconomic models in the face of supply constraints.

Does Peak Oil Matter?

Chris Nelder discusses the story of peak oil and whether it has any validity.

Saudi America and a Nuclear Future?

We spoke with Chris Nelder in Extraenvironmentalist episde #76. This is the first part of a transcript prepared by EE listener Scott.

The Perils of Electricity Capacity Markets

The high capital cost and zero fuel cost of renewable projects forces the risk of ownership onto investors, while the near-zero capital cost and high fuel cost of older fossil fuel plants pushes risk onto consumers.

Why Is a Solar Panel in New Jersey 15 Times More Valuable Than One in Arizona?

Where renewables do the most good isn’t necessarily where they are the most productive.