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Fracking Fracas: The Trouble with Optimistic Shale Gas Projections by the U.S. Department of Energy

The implications of the EIA being wrong on its projections of cheap and abundant gas for decades are considerable.

Waiting for the Sunrise

By the time many of my readers get to this week’s essay here on The Archdruid Report, it will be Christmas Day. Here in America, that means that we’re finally most of the way through …

Peak Oil Notes - Dec 25

Oil futures have been volatile this week, swinging $1-2 a barrel on the latest news.

Renewables Competitive Though Not Yet at Scale

Investment in renewables worldwide has picked up steam.

From Bad to Worse: A Roadmap to Global Burning

The “Lima call for climate action” which came out of the recent UN climate talks, establishes a roadmap to a post-2020 agreement that will be …

Are small-scale renewable energy grids already starting to replace mega-utility corporations?

Increasing efficiencies in energy storage and transmission combined with falling prices for renewable energy technologies are creating a profound …

As New York Bans Fracking, Calls for Moratorium in Pennsylvania Grow Stronger

Some environmental advocates are calling for Pennsylvania to undertake a similar review to New York's.

Peak Oil Review - Dec 22

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

Greed explained: J. Paul Getty, Aristotle and the Maximum Power Principle

The quest for an ample supply of energy is, in fact, at the heart of human greed.

The Oil Price Crash of 2014

Oil prices have fallen by half since late June. Since it’s almost the end of the year, perhaps this is a good time to stop and ask why?

Resilience Roundup - Dec 19

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