Peak oil and climate change are two sides of the same coin. The coin itself represents our reliance on fossil fuels and their unique energetic benefits.
What are the lessons from the failed nuclear energy revolution?
The International Energy Agency has just released a new special report called “World Energy Investment Outlook” that should send policy makers screaming and running for the exits.
I believe we’re at a point where renewables are going to continue becoming more affordable while fossil fuels continue to get more expensive, and more risky.
Condemnations have rightly been forthcoming from a whole range of senior figures from celebrities to government officials, less attention has been paid to the roots of the crisis.
The Koch brothers, the much-maligned fossil fuel titans, were in the news last week after their legislative stalking horse, the innocuously named American Legislative Exchange Council, was discovered pushing legislation in the states that would establish new fees on solar energy.
Diplomatic efforts are underway to diffuse tensions between Russia and the West following the overthrow of Ukrainian President Yanukovych. Should tensions escalate, one risk is the disruption of gas supplies from Russia to Europe via the Ukraine.
A series of recent developments highlight the way we are losing ground in the epic struggle to slow global warming.
•Get your cash out of fossil fuel backed funds says UN climate chief •If You See Something, Say Something •Church of England says unlikely to quit fossil fuel investment •BP study predicts greenhouse emissions will rise by almost a third in 20 years •Unfortunately, The World Is Still Barreling Towards Climate Cataclysm
How are we going to meet the challenge of functioning without fossil fuels?
•Guide Claims Warsaw COP19 Climate Talks Were Captured By Corporate Fossil Fuel Interests •Parts of Australia reaching threshold where it is impossible for normal life to continue because of the heat •Look What’s Slowing Down Global Warming •Rejecting Man’s Bid For Refugee Status, Court Rules Climate Change Is Not ‘Persecution’ •Climate change: No longer electoral Kryptonite! •Top EU powers retreat further on aviation emission plans •Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions •Man Faces One Year In Jail For Protesting JPMorgan’s Fossil Fuel Investments
Oil shales, if they live up to proponents’ expectations and can be produced commercially, could change the economic and political fortunes of the United States and transform the geopolitical map of the world.