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The new “Golden Age of Oil” that wasn’t

Last winter, fossil-fuel enthusiasts began trumpeting the dawn of a new “golden age of oil” that would kick-start the American economy, generate millions of new jobs, and free this country from its dependence on imported petroleum. It turns out, however, that the future may prove far …

The peak oil crisis: oil & the arctic meltdown

Last week brought the news that this summer the Arctic icecap shrank to an all-time low of roughly half the size it was in 1980. While this is the lowest ever seen since satellite monitoring began 33 years ago, some experts are saying that the summer of 2012 was probably the smallest the icecap …

Profiteers of Climate Change in the Arctic

Seventy percent of the Arctic’s natural gas reserves are thought to be on Russian territory. It’s no wonder then that Russia is particularly active in the Arctic at the moment. Last year a deal was announced between Rosneft, Russia’s largest state petroleum company, and ExxonMobil to extract …

Energy - May 10

- Thomas Homer-Dixon: Exploring the climate “mindscape” (oil supplies and energy junk) - Government influence is negative for energy fuel policy - The German Switch from Nuclear to Renewables - Scientists’ Arctic drilling plan aims to demystify undersea greenhouse gases - Ancien directeur de …

ODAC Newsletter - Apr 13

The IEA poured oil on troubled waters, so to speak, in its April Oil Market Report this week, suggesting a possible “turning of the tide for market fundamentals”. The agency said supply is ahead of demand for the first time since 2009, though geopolitical threats remain...

Deepwater Horizon: Lessons from Petroleum Engineering and the Roman Empire  

Why did the Deepwater Horizon blow up last year, kill 11 workers, and cause the massive oil eruption into the Gulf of Mexico? You're likely to get different answers if you talk separately to a petroleum engineer or an anthropologist. When they team up, it gets really interesting. Anthropologist …

Energy - Dec 4

- Keystone XL Isn't Dead Yet - Gas exports soar, keeping U.S. price at pump high - Cairn’s $600 Million Greenland Oil Campaign Ends in Failure - A Shadow Climate Regime

Peak oil gets pepper sprayed

Big Oil's campaign for energy complacency is picking up steam. They say tar sands and fracking are bringing a new era of plenty. But whatever happened to peak oil?

Climate & environment - Nov 17

- Investment firm to encourage Arctic drilling - Climate change: there is no plan B - Battle to Save an Unsung Fish Critically Important to Ocean's Ecosystem (menhaden) - Obama Re-election Strategy Is Tied to a Retreat on Smog - BBC drops Frozen Planet's climate change episode to sell show …

Preparing to drill in Arctic waters - Oct 23

- New York Times: The Arctic and the Lessons of the Gulf - Sen. Murkowski: U.S. Must be a Leader in Offshore Oil Production - Putin’s Russia will lead a ‘new era of Arctic industrialisation’