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Review: 7 key scenes in Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate film Before the Flood

Before the Flood, a new feature-length documentary presented and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, is released in cinemas tomorrow.

Transition in Cities  

It is widely assumed that the ongoing migration of rural peoples to mega-cities all over the world will help reduce humanity’s per-capita energy …

Peak Oil Review: A Midweek Update - 20th Oct 2016

 A midweek update. This week’s EIA stocks report gave a major boost to the oil markets by reporting that US crude stocks had declined by 5.2 million barrels while analysts were …

Oil & Money: Tackling Corruption and Climate Change

This week, senior executives of the oil and gas industry will be meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel in London for an exclusive conference named Oil & …

CCC: UK must Act Now to Secure Zero-Carbon Heat by 2050

UK heating must be virtually zero-carbon by 2050, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).

Peak Oil Review - Oct 17, 2016

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

Deepwater Horizon and our emerging 'normal' catastrophes

We think of the world we live in as static and linear rather than dynamic and nonlinear. That has given us a false sense that things move gradually and predictably in our world, the same false …

Pipeline Memo Guiding Trudeau Gov’t ‘Riddled with Mistakes’

In a detailed 10-page letter, B.C. economist Robyn Allan has warned Jim Carr, minister of Natural Resources, that the memo’s conclusions are …

Saving the Planet, American Style -- A Critical Review, and Some Thoughts and Ideas

Planet Earth, our habitat, is in dire straits And our world is suffering from various crises, conflicts and problems. There is hardly any sign that …

Peak Oil Review: A Midweek Update - 14th October 2016

A midweek update. Oil prices hit recent highs on Monday, just short of the highs reached in May and November due to prospects of OPEC production freezes.

Better Grid Modeling  

Although it’s clear enough that energy transition is necessary and reasonable, and although we know that transition is mainly happening on the grid at …