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The Most Important and Misleading Assumption in the World

Why should we make policy using economic models that don’t reflect what should be obvious to a third-grader?

Reclaim Power Kicks Off Around the World this October

Over the course of October, we are planning to carry out the world's largest ever coordinated actions against dirty energy and for clean community energy.

How Can Fossil Fuel Supplies Be Constrained?

Academics gathered in Oxford this week to discuss how to constrain fossil fuel supply as part of efforts to tackle climate change.

As Nations Embrace Paris Agreement, World’s Existing Fossil Fuels Set to Exceed its Goals

Entitled “The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production,” the report says that just …

Naomi Klein & the Let­down of the Leap Manifesto: Poli­tics Doesn't Trump Physics, Nor the Economics of Collapse (part 2/3)

Politics can be egalitarian when going up Hubbert's Curve, but it's a whole different story when going down.

US Study Confirms Rapid Increase of Methane Emissions by Oil and Gas

Another U.S. scientific study has confirmed that methane emissions from oil and gas activity are increasing more rapidly than previously estimated, and that …

Carbon Tracker Analysis: ‘Renewables are Already Outcompeting Fossil Fuels’

Clean technologies are already cheaper, on average, than the incumbent fossil fuel technologies, and the advantage is widening, argued Anthony Hobley, chief …

Timeline: The Past, Present and Future of Germany’s Energiewende

The Energiewende (energy transition) is an internationally recognised example of Germans’ love for compound nouns, where two previously unconnected …

The Sower's Way: the Path for the Future

Our paper on "The Sower's Way" has been published in the IOP Environmental Research Letters journal. It is an attempt to quantify the physical limits of the energy transition from …

Scientists: How the New Focus on 1.5C is Reshaping Climate Research

Limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C has long been the goal of developing countries and those most at risk from climate change. Since becoming enshrined …

Just 16,000 Catenary Trucks Would Use All of California’s Electricity with only 2400 to 8300 Miles of Overhead Wires

It makes sense to electrify trucks since fuel from oil, coal, and natural gas is finite and biomass doesn’t scale up. Trucks make electricity possible.
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