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The Most Important and Misleading Assumption in the World
by Carey W. King, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation blog
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
by Nathan Thanki, Resilience.org
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.
Sep 29, 2016
How Can Fossil Fuel Supplies Be Constrained?
by Sophie Yeo, Carbon Brief
Academics gathered in Oxford this week to discuss how to constrain fossil fuel supply as part of efforts to tackle climate change.
Sep 28, 2016
As Nations Embrace Paris Agreement, World’s Existing Fossil Fuels Set to Exceed its Goals
by Ashley Braun, DeSmog blog
Entitled “The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production,” the report says that just …
Sep 26, 2016
Naomi Klein & the Letdown of the Leap Manifesto: Politics Doesn't Trump Physics, Nor the Economics of Collapse (part 2/3)
by Allan Stromfeldt Christensen, From Filmers to Farmers
Politics can be egalitarian when going up Hubbert's Curve, but it's a whole different story when going down.
Sep 23, 2016
US Study Confirms Rapid Increase of Methane Emissions by Oil and Gas
by Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee
Another U.S. scientific study has confirmed that methane emissions from oil and gas activity are increasing more rapidly than previously estimated, and that …
Sep 23, 2016
Carbon Tracker Analysis: ‘Renewables are Already Outcompeting Fossil Fuels’
by Victoria Seabrook, DeSmog blog
Clean technologies are already cheaper, on average, than the incumbent fossil fuel technologies, and the advantage is widening, argued Anthony Hobley, chief …
Sep 22, 2016
Timeline: The Past, Present and Future of Germany’s Energiewende
by Simon Evans, Carbon Brief
The Energiewende (energy transition) is an internationally recognised example of Germans’ love for compound nouns, where two previously unconnected …
Sep 21, 2016
The Sower's Way: the Path for the Future
by Ugo Bardi, Cassandra's Legacy
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 …
Sep 20, 2016
Scientists: How the New Focus on 1.5C is Reshaping Climate Research
by Roz Pidcock, Carbon Brief
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 …
Sep 20, 2016
Just 16,000 Catenary Trucks Would Use All of California’s Electricity with only 2400 to 8300 Miles of Overhead Wires
by Alice Friedemann, www.energyskeptic.com
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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