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China: Is peak coal part of its problem?

Why would a country selectively decide to slow down the growth of the fuel that has made its current “boom” possible? 

Worrying Deceleration In The Growth Rate of Wind & Solar

Scale and complexity issues are becoming a significant impediment to maintaining wind and solar growth rates.     

Why the Economy Should Stop Growing—And Just Grow Up

It is time to reframe the debate to recognize that we have pushed growth in material consumption beyond Earth’s environmental limits.

Debt: The Key Factor Connecting Energy and the Economy

There are many who believe that the use of energy is critical to the growth of the economy. In fact, I am among these people. The thing that is not as apparent is that growth in energy consumption is dependent on the growth of debt.

Exit from the Megamachine

Opening a newspaper or listening to the radio news exposes us to a flood of catastrophic messages: devastating droughts, failing states, terrorist attacks, and financial crashes.

Why no economic boost from lower oil prices?

Many analysts had anticipated that a dramatic drop in oil prices such as we’ve seen since the summer of 2014 could provide a big stimulus to the economy of a net oil importer like the United States.

Why we have a wage inequality problem

Wage inequality is really a sign of a deeper problem; basically it reflects an economic system that is not growing rapidly enough to satisfy everyone.

Again and Again: Supposed Evidence for Decoupling Emissions from Growth is Not What it Seems

It can be difficult to form a view of what’s really going on in our atmosphere, given the amount of information and of contradictory claims.

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.

The Growthocene

These reservations about degrowth point to the need to clarify what growth traps to avoid when making a transition to sustainable degrowth.

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