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2014 biggest year ever for solar, but oil price threat looms

Will only time tell whether it will be enough to keep solar panels cheap when crude oil no longer is?

The puzzling flattening of carbon emissions and the problem of global growth

There is another obvious and plausible explanation for the flat carbon emissions, namely, that the global economy did not grow by the stated percentage, that it may have grown only a fraction of …

Announcing AFTERBURN: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels

Afterburn is a book of “greatest hits”, similar in that respect to an earlier book of mine, Peak Everything.

Rethink the Grid: Personal Power Stations

Rethinking the grid is quickly emerging as one of the hottest topics.

Goldilocks Is Dead

For oil, the Goldilocks zone has ceased to exist. This will have staggering consequences throughout the economy for the foreseeable future.

Swarthmore Students Launch First Indefinite Occupation for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Last week, 44 students and alumni of Swarthmore...launch[ed] an occupation of Parrish’s Finance and Investments Office to demand that the Board of Managers …

The Shale Debt Redux

US shale and Canadian oil sands account for about 18% of global production. They also account for approximately 50% of global CAPEX.

US enters undulating crude oil production plateau in 2015

Feel-good-outlooks make the TV audience happy, but sleepy.

Global Shale Fail: Oil Majors Leaving Fracking Fields Across Europe, Asia

As Post Carbon Institute has pointed out in two major reports, estimated reserves often prove over-inflated compared to the actual ultimate productivity of …

Peak Oil Review - Mar 23

A weekly review including Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, China, Russia/Ukraine, Climate Change, The Briefs

Cheap oil, complexity and counterintuitive conclusions

The chief intellectual challenge of our age is that we live in complex systems, but we do not understand complexity. How can cheap oil be a harbinger of future supply problems in the oil market? …
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