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Articles: EROEI (16)
•Fracking is depleting water supplies in America's driest areas, report shows •Why Shale Oil Boosters Are Charlatans In Disguise •Risks of Fracking Boom Draw Renewed Attention from Investors •Canadian awaits verdict on fracking nightmareF•ocus on well efficiency keeps …
How are we going to meet the challenge of functioning without fossil fuels?
This weeks our guest is Dr Marco Raugei. We discuss his work on renewable energy, in particular his work on the current state of Photovoltaic or PV systems.
Most of the easy energy is gone. Are we heading for a dead end?
(Spoiler alert!) Why is the movie Gravity so scary to some people...?
Even if forecasting the exact date of the peak is a fool’s errand, only a fool would miss the signs that the world oil industry has entered a new, desperate era. Discoveries are down, costs are up. Production has flatlined, environmental impacts from petroleum operations are soaring.
If we have to use fossil fuels to manufacture renewable plants, doesn't it mean that renewables are useless?
In this post, Marco Raugei makes a fundamental point about an often raised question: if we have to use fossil fuels to manufacture renewable plants, doesn't it mean that renewables are useless?
In this article I apply the idea of energy return on energy invested to food production in the United States, and discuss the relevance of energy efficiency to the local food movement.
Under what conditions will a technology be able to survive the energy contraction associated with the depletion of fossil fuels?