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IEA in Davos 2016 Warns of Higher Oil Prices in a Few Years’ Time

This recent forum was about how to transition away from fossil fuels, after the UN conference on climate change in Paris in November 2015.

Why the Wild Descent of Oil Is Cause for Concern

The signs of oil's madcap price collapse are everywhere.

The Physics of Energy and the Economy

I approach the subject of the physics of energy and the economy with some trepidation. An economy seems to be a dissipative system, but what does this really mean?

Lessons from a Young Food Forest: Taking Stock of My 12-year Permaculture Adventure

How many humans does it take to re-invent agriculture?  Just one…you!  Or me!  So that’s what I’m trying to do.  Here …

It's not Rocket Surgery: Choosing an Indoor Mini Wood stove for a Tiny House

This article will focus on one item which can keep you comfortable in cold weather, especially when faced with the inevitable fossil fuel shortages in the …

Peak Oil Review - Feb 8

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

Democratic Energy and Climate Change

The environmental crisis, provoked by human activity, is of much bigger magnitude than any of the other crises we have known up till now.

California Offshore Oil Fracking Permits Halted While Federal Government Performs Environmental Review

The U.S. federal government will stop approving offshore oil fracking operations off California’s coast while it studies how damaging the practice is …

Peak Oil Review - a Midweek Update - Feb 4

 A midweek update. Price volatility increased this week with oil falling nearly $4 a barrel on Mondayand Tuesday, then reversing to climb by circa $2.40 on Wednesday.

Whatever Happened to Peak Oil?

A few months from now, this blog will complete its tenth year of more-or-less-weekly publication. In words the Grateful Dead made famous, it’s been a long strange trip...

Renewables Could Outcompete Costly, Risky LNG, Investors Warned

A new industry report warns investors, governments and regulators that renewable forms of energy could outcompete high-cost and high-risk liquefied natural …
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