The EROI of our various energy options, and its associated issues, may be the most important issues that will face future civilizations.
Articles: EROI (14)
The guest on Chris' show this week is Dave Murphy, Assistant Professor, St. Lawrence University and an expert on the topic of energy return on investment.
Ecological Economics represents the extension into economics of the thermodynamic revolution of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Development professionals do their work under the assumption that the developing world will some day look a lot like the developed world.
We all make decisions on what to spend our money - or other resources like time and effort - and I think we'd all do well to explore the many non-monetary costs and benefits that accompany this spending.
How much energy is too much energy?
"Once you accept that growth will cease, all of the current ‘common sense’ assumptions about investing, such as the assumption of making money from money, cease to be true."
Everything depends upon our recognizing the mirage for what it is, and getting on with the project of the century.
The energy returns that fuels offer have broad social and economic implications, as does their decline. This article offers readers a background on energy return as a measure of a fuel's production efficiency, and explores the metric's broader social and economic significance.
This is a brief article articulating why the idea of energy return, typically applied to the manufacture of fuels, has broad social relevance.