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Why Peak Oil Refuses to Die

Peak oil and climate change are two sides of the same coin. The coin itself represents our reliance on fossil fuels and their unique energetic benefits.

Peak Oil Review - Sept 1

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

A Big Summer Story You Missed: Soaring Oil Debt

Last July the government agency, which has collected mundane statistics on energy matters for decades, quietly revealed that 127 of the world's largest oil …

Should Your Town Have the Right to Ban Fracking?

If we want to secure community control, we must plant our feet...on the people’s inherent, constitutional, collective right to govern the places where …

Global Biofuels Status Update

Today I want to take a deep look at the global biofuels picture, drawing mainly from the Renewables 2014 Global Status Report (GSR) that was released in …

Peak oil notes - August 28

A mid-week update. Oil prices have been quiet this week trading around the Wednesday close of $93.88 in New York and $102.72 in London.

Resilience Roundup - Aug 28

A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.

Dark Age America: The Population Implosion

For millennia to come, the peoples of North America will have to contend with drastically expanded deserts, coastlines that in some regions will be many miles further inland than they are today, …

Update on US natural gas, coal, nuclear, renewables

On August 6, I wrote a post called Making Sense of the US Oil Story, in which I looked at US oil. In this post, I would like to look at other sources of US energy.

The Energetic Basis of Wealth

Last year I did an analysis to try to understand whether it’s possible to feed the world sustainably. Today I’d like to try to understand what happens to countries as they must rely …

The Peak Oil Crisis: When?

 The key question is just how many more months or years will production of U.S. shale oil (more accurately call light tight oil) continue to grow.
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