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Oil is Back!

Despite what you may think, Americans, on average, are driving more miles every day, not fewer, filling ever more fuel tanks with ever more gasoline, and evidently feeling ever less bad about it.

Twenty-First-Century Energy Wars

Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, South Sudan, Ukraine, the East and South China Seas: wherever you look, the world is aflame with new or intensifying conflicts.

Let them eat carbon

As concern over climate change begins to lower the demand for fossil fuels in the United States and Europe, they are accelerating their sales to developing nations...

Carbon Delirium: The Last Stage of Fossil-Fuel Addiction and Its Hazardous Impact on American Foreign Policy

Of all the preposterous, irresponsible headlines that have appeared on the front page of the New York Times in recent years, few have exceeded the inanity of this one from early March: “U.S. Hopes Boom in Natural Gas Can Curb Putin.”

The Gravitational Pull of Planet Carbon

A series of recent developments highlight the way we are losing ground in the epic struggle to slow global warming.

Have the Obits for Peak Oil Come Too Soon?

Among the big energy stories of 2013, “peak oil” -- the once-popular notion that worldwide oil production would soon reach a maximum level and begin an irreversible decline -- was thoroughly discredited.  The explosive development of shale oil and other unconventional fuels in the United States helped put it in its grave.

Surviving Climate Change: Is a Green Energy Revolution on the Global Agenda?

A week after the most powerful “super typhoon” ever recorded pummeled the Philippines...and three weeks after the northern Chinese city of Harbin suffered a devastating “airpocalypse,"...government leaders beware!

Fossil Fuel Euphoria: Hallelujah! Oil and Gas Forever!

This movement from gloom about our energy future to what can only be called fossil-fuel euphoria may prove to be the hallmark of our peculiar moment.

Our Fossil-Fueled Future

If the experts at the U.S. Department of Energy are right, the startling “new” fuels of 2040 will be oil, coal, and natural gas -- and we will find ourselves on a baking, painfully uncomfortable planet.

The Third Carbon Age

When it comes to energy and economics in the climate-change era, nothing is what it seems.
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