Why a worsening Energy Return on Investment means that our power sources are tapped out and the world will soon be forced into a technology downgrade.
Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial society
The price of a barrel of oil has been dropping steadily due to decreasing demand and a glut of oil on the market, thanks in large part to the fracking boom in the U.S. Last week, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), led by Saudi Arabia, announced it wasn't going to cut back ...
Nafeez Ahmed: Israel's defence minister has confirmed that military plans to 'uproot Hamas' are about dominating Gaza's gas reserves
JFS Newsletter No.146 (October 2014)
2014-10-29: solar electricity is on track to be as cheap or cheaper than average electricity-bill prices in 47 US states.
Nearly 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity, but bringing them up to a western level of consumption of fossil fuels will fry the planet. What's the ethical path forward?
Countries from Australia to Tanzania have scrambled to start exporting liquefied natural gas. Who's going to buy it all?
There is a standard view of energy and the economy that can briefly be summarized as follows: Economic growth can continue forever; we will learn to use less energy supplies; energy prices will rise; and the world will adapt. My view of how energy and the economy fit together is very different. It is based
(Image from global warming art ). In this post, I argue that nuclear energy ceased to be a viable option in the world's energy mix as ...
What is the correct way to model the future course of energy and the economy? There are clearly huge amounts of oil, coal, and natural gas in the ground. With different approaches, researchers can obtain vastly different indications. I will show that the real issue is most researchers are modeling the wrong limit. Most researchers
It's hard to overstate just how serious a threat our energy crisis is to every aspect of our current way of life. But the problem is hidden from view by oil and natural gas production numbers that look and feel just fine.
Once you accept that growth will cease, all of the current 'common sense' assumptions about investing, such as the assumption of making money from money, cease to be true.
From flicking on a light to travelling around town, our lives are utterly dependent on energy. That's why it's so surprising that Australia has been so bad at thinking about our country's future energy
Nafeez Ahmed: Senior figures from industry, military and politics explore risks of financial chaos, oil depletion and climate catastrophe
The IPCC fifth climate change report lays out a carbon budget that we must follow if we're to keep the world under a temperature rise of 2C over pre-industrial levels - the widely accepted level above
Per il quinto mese consecutivo i consumi di gas diminuiscono rispetto allo stesso mese del 2012, passando dai 3.995,4 milioni di metri cubi dell'agosto 2012 ai
In this post, Pedro Prieto describes how South America, and in particular Argentina, is affected by oil and gas depletion. A subject ...
When we flip on a light, we rarely think about water. But electricity generation is the biggest user of water in the United States. Thermoelectric power plants alone use more than 200 billion gallons of water a day - about 49 percent of the nation's total water withdrawals.
The staggering growth in renewable energy has the potential to fundamentally change the way we generate and use power. - By Susanne Wong, Peter Bosshard