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Challenging (Crude) Convention

Some suggest we are nearing a time of oil and economic security not seen in decades. If only that were true.

Peak Oil Review - Nov 24

 A weeikly roundup, including: -Oil and the Global Economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia/Ukraine -Quote of the Week -The Briefs

Renewable energy: does it need critically rare materials?

A recent study concludes that the problem of mineral availability for renewable energy technologies is not critical if we choose the right technologies and we are careful to recycle the materials …

'Difficult' Oil Faces Difficult Future, Predict New Reports

Two new reports on tight oil, or "difficult" oil extracted by fracking and horizontal drilling, and bitumen mining in North America strip away the …

Peak Oil Notes - Nov 20

 A mid week update.

Breaking: Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

The Senate voted this evening to reject the Keystone XL pipeline that would have carried Alberta tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The …

Eight Pitfalls in Evaluating Green Energy Solutions

Does the recent climate accord between US and China mean that many countries will now forge ahead with renewables and other green solutions? I think that there are more pitfalls than many realize.

Shale Oil: Expensive, Over-hyped, and Short-Lived

The mainstream press has faithfully repeated every press and PR statement made by the shale producers.

Naomi Klein: Reject Keystone XL Pipeline, We Need Radical Change to Prevent Catastrophic Warming

House lawmakers passed legislation Friday to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would bring carbon-intensive tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, …

With Eyes in the Sky, Researchers Try to Link Fracking and Illness

Fracking has long been the oil and natural gas industry’s best kept secret – in particular, the chemicals found in fracking fluids, which have …

Peak Oil Review - Nov 17

A weekly review including Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, China, Russia/Ukraine, Quote of the Week, The Briefs.
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