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A New Frontier for Fracking: Drilling Near the Arctic Circle

Hydraulic fracturing is about to move into the Canadian Arctic, with companies exploring the region's rich shale oil deposits

Resilience Roundup - Aug 21

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

Peak oil notes - Aug 21

 A mid-week update. After falling for two days, oil prices rebounded on Wednesday after the weekly stocks report showed an unexpectedly large increase in US refinery utilization and a …

Shedding light on a gas patch blackout

When a friend recently asked me how work was going, I told him about an investigative research project that Earthworks was finishing up. He responded with a …

The Shale Sugar Lick

A well known American comedian, Ron White, quips about the amount of sugar Americans eat by suggesting that certain restaurants install a sugar lick. …

Peak Oil Review - Aug 18

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

IEA report implies US crude production may start to peak 2016

When it becomes apparent that US tight (shale) oil has peaked, there will be a public confidence crisis because the media are parroting the oil and gas …

Review: A History of the Future by James Kunstler

In the category of thrilling fiction about our post-industrial future, James Howard Kunstler’s World Made By Hand novels have no equal.

Peak mileage and the diminishing returns of technology

In the US; people are driving less. Perhaps there are behavioral factors involved, but "peak mileage" suggest that they are doing that because they can't afford to drive more.

Energy and the Economy - Twelve Basic Principles

There is a standard view of energy and the economy that can briefly be summarized as follows: Economic growth can continue forever; we will learn to use less energy supplies; energy prices will …

Resilience Roundup - Aug 14

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