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Carbon Budget is Only Half as Big as Thought

Climate scientists have bad news for governments, energy companies, motorists, passengers and citizens everywhere in the world...

Why We Need to Keep 80 Percent of Fossil Fuels in the Ground

We have to keep 80 percent of the fossil-fuel reserves that we know about underground.

The Paris Gravity Well

The trigger for all this change may have been what happened in Paris but could not stay in Paris.

Paris Scherzo

The Paris climate conference is really an economic conference, perched on the brink of a market crash in the fossil fuel sector.

Our Electricity Problem: Getting the Diagnosis Correct

What is really wrong with our energy system, particularly as it relates to electricity and natural gas?

The Decoupling Debate: Can Economic Growth Really Continue Without Emission Increases?

Most ecological economists argue that continued economic growth is incompatible with ecological safety.

The Future History of Political Economy – Part 1

The power to create wealth gave Midas an unsustainable life as a complete solipsist. Oil’s power to create wealth has had a similar effect on Neoclassical economics.

Carbon Counterattack

Around the world, carbon-based fuels are under attack. Increasingly grim economic pressures, growing popular resistance, and the efforts of government regulators have all shocked the energy industry.

Climate Panel Stunner: Avoiding Climate Catastrophe Is Super Cheap — But Only If We Act Now

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just issued its third of four planned reports. This one is on “mitigation” — “human intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gases.”

Reasons for our Energy Predicament – An Overview

Ultimately, the issue is that to extract oil or any fossil fuel, we have to keep the financial and political systems together. These systems can be expected to fail, far before we run out of oil in the ground.

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