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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. Patrons can “belly up” and take …

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.

Busting the Bureau of Land Management’s Frackopoly

I want my grandchildren to be able to enjoy the Moab area as I have more than a dozen times over the past 25 years.

Peak Oil Notes - Aug 14

Oil prices, which have been falling steadily since mid-June, rebounded Wednesday on speculation that the markets were oversold.

Community Energy in Ireland: The financial aspects

One of the key recommendations is the feed in tariff which is probably inspired by the successful German implementation of solar energy.

The Risky Rise of the Dams

With mining growth comes larger, deeper, more unwieldy tailings ponds, experts warn.
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