•Wells That Fizzle Are a ‘Potential Show Stopper’ for the Shale Boom •The View from Europe: America’s Shale Boom Looks More Like a Blip •BP carves off US shale gas operations into separate unit •Shale, the Last Oil and Gas Train: Interview with Arthur Berman •Court Upholds Imposing Fracking Ban in Colorado City •Los Angeles Moves Towards Ratifying Fracking Ban, but Is Federal Regulation Possible? •Brakes put on UK shale gas revolution •Fracking health risks must be established now, before the industry grows
Steven Kopits, Managing Director, Douglas-Westwood talks peak oil and oil markets.
•Fracking by the Numbers: Key Impacts of Dirty Drilling at the State and National Level •Monterey Shale isn’t all it’s fracked up to be •West Virginia Landfills Will Now Accept Unlimited Amounts Of Often Radioactive Fracking Waste •Too Big to Believe: Top Economists Doubt California Oil Industry’s Jobs Figures •Colorado Cities Sued Over Fracking Bans by Oil, Gas Group
Evidently, Respectable People are starting to discuss The End of Growth. Wow.
•Occupy Wall Street activists buy $15m of Americans’ personal debt •A Permanent Slump? •To tackle pollution, China to drop pursuit of growth at all costs
On Tuesday, approximately 25,000 residents of South Portland will decide the future of what could soon become America’s next tar sands pipeline. Not Keystone XL; the Portland-Montreal Pipeline.
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Tea Partiers railing against raising the debt ceiling have a valid point. Operating on perpetual deficits and debt is unsustainable. In fact, a perpetually growing government would be impossible under any circumstances. That’s pursuant to the dictum that nothing grows forever.
Puerto Rico’s economy and population are shrinking and the island depends entirely on imported energy sources…maybe these facts made my official audience more receptive than most I’ve encountered.
Despite the positive job gains related to Marcellus shale gas drilling industry, current job gains in Pennsylvania continue to slow according to Dr. Mark Price, a labor economist with the Harrisburg based non-profit policy research group, The Keystone Research Center.
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The agendas that are set so solemnly for international (or global) food and hunger problems cannot be used at the sub-national or local administrative level, which must analyse its own problems and find practical solutions, All too often, catering sensibly to the food needs of urban populations is ignored by policy makers, while economic ‘development’ (more infrastructure, more financing, more consumption, more personal mobility at the cost of public transport) is welcomed. The provisioning of food and the planning for shortening and localising food supply chains is usually abandoned by public administrators to the ruthless methods of the market