Chris talks with Mason Inman about his new book The Oracle Of Oil, the first in-depth biography of M. King Hubbert, to learn more about the genesis of the Peak Oil theory.
Articles: electric cars (12)
Electric vehicles are all the rage right now, and hopes are high that we might finally be able to transition off of oil and on to electric cars…preferably, cars powered by clean renewable electricity and not by coal-fired grid power.
A truly green transportation system probably wouldn't rely on electric cars that much because it wouldn't be relying on cars that much.
Forecasting is a dangerous business, but here are six predictions you should keep an eye on.
A decade ago electric cars were a lost cause. The popular 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?, highlighted the role of carmakers, oil companies and politics to explain why a technology with a lot of promise never caught on.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are already cheaper to run than internal combustion engine (ICE) automobiles.
Is it possible that we could get where we want to be and ship our goods where they need to go without any use of fossil fuels?
Renewables and associated storage, transport and digital technologies are so rapidly disrupting whole industries’ business models they are pushing the fossil fuel industry towards inevitable collapse.
Renewable energy sources like wind and solar have made big leaps in the last few years, with installation prices falling and demand increasing. But we’re still miles away from where we need to be.
For nearly four decades, every American president has promoted alternative fuel vehicles as a way to secure the country’s energy independence.