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The Real EROI of Photovoltaic Systems: Professor Hall Weighs in

The EROI of our various energy options, and its associated issues, may be the most important issues that will face future civilizations.

Chatham House: Brexit could Harm UK Climate and Energy Policy

The UK is better staying in the EU from the perspective of energy and climate change, according to a new paper by international affairs thinktank, Chatham …

The Desperate Plight of Petro-States

Pity the poor petro-states. 

Possible Energy Constraints to Further Urbanization

How long can the trend toward urbanization continue in the face of this century’s energy and climate constraints?

Peak Oil Review: A Midweek Update - 26 May 2016

A midweek update. Oil prices surged on Wednesday following the news that US crude inventories had fallen by 4.2 million barrels last week.

Oil and Gas Activities Behind Texas Earthquakes Since 1925, Scientists Conclude

If you've felt an earthquake in Texas at any point over the last four decades, odds are that quake wasn't naturally occurring, but was caused by oil and gas …

But What's the REAL Energy Return of Photovoltaic Energy?

According to a recent, comprehensive study of the scientific literature (1), the average energy return on energy invested (EROEI) of the most common photovoltaic technology (polycrystalline Si) is …

Peak Oil Review - May 23 2016

 A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Quote of the week -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Venezuela -Nigeria -The Briefs

This is Peak Oil

In the last press review of 2015 I asked if that had been the year petroleum peaked.

Companies Corroding Communities  

This week on Sea Change Radio we talk with two experts about the impact that two energy corporations have had on actual people.

Saudi Arabia is planning for the post-oil era, why not the United States?

The world's largest exporter of crude oil, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, recently announced a plan for its post-oil future. If a country almost synonymous with the oil economy can see the need …
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