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Is Peak Oil Dead and What Does it Mean for Climate Change?   

This session seeks to bring together fossil fuel experts and climate experts for a daring exploration of the new landscape created by fracking and other unconventional methods of fossil fuel recovery.

We Could Be Witnessing the Death of the Fossil Fuel Industry—Will It Take the Rest of the Economy Down With It?

It’s not looking good for the global fossil fuel industry. Although the world remains heavily dependent on oil, coal and natural gas—which today supply around 80 percent of our primary energy needs—the industry is rapidly crumbling.

A Personal Appreciation of M. King Hubbert

A recent vacation afforded me the opportunity to read The Oracle of Oil, Mason Inman’s excellent new biography of Marion King Hubbert.

Review: The Oracle of Oil by Mason Inman

The focal point of The Oracle of Oil is Hubbert’s distinction as the first person to recognize the phenomenon of peak oil.

The Oracle of Oil  

Many have heard of peak oil, but few seem to understand what it really means, and fewer still know much of anything about the father of the idea, M. King Hubbert.

Our Economic Growth System is Reaching Limits in a Strange Way

We don’t just extract fossil fuels. Instead, whether we intend to or not, we get a lot of other things as well: rising debt, rising pollution, and a more complex economy.

Living in Interesting Times: Have CO2 Emissions Peaked?

The projections that had been circulating during the past few months turned out to be correct. Now, it is official: the global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions peaked in 2014 and went down in 2015. And this could be a momentous change.

Peak oil in the South China Sea (part 1)

The recent deployment of missile launchers and jet fighters on Woody Island of the Paracel islands have put the spotlight on the South China Sea (SCS).

World Outside US and Canada Doesn’t Produce more Crude Oil than in 2005

After a delay of several months the US Energy Information Administration has published the latest international energy statistics for October 2015

Freight expectations

When Trucks Stop Running makes a convincing case that the US is scarily dependent on truck transportation, and renewable energies will not power a freight system like the one we rely on today. But does this mean a crisis is just around the corner?

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