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Blame the Environmentalists

Richard Heinberg    Aug 11, 2014  &/bsp;

It's fairly clear that the fracking bubble will burst soon—almost certainly within the decade. ... >>

New Russia Sanctions: Washington, Delusional About US Energy Capacity, Lashes Out

Richard Heinberg    Jul 30, 2014  &/bsp;

The effect of the sanctions will be to speed the Russian decline, forcing up world oil prices as soon as US tight oil maxes out and goes into its inevitable nosedive. ... >>

Divest! - Then What?

Rob Hopkins    Jul 28, 2014  &/bsp;

Last year when I visited the US, Peter Lipman (Chair of Transition Network) and myself had supper with representatives from 3 large philanthropic organisations there.  At one point, Peter … >>

Changing People's Minds about Fossil Fuels

Bill McKibben    Jul 11, 2014  &/bsp;

Word came recently that both the Philadelphia Quakers and the Unitarian General Assembly have decided to divest from fossil fuels. It followed by few weeks the news that the Roman Catholic … >>

IEA Says the Party’s Over

Richard Heinberg    Jun 5, 2014  &/bsp;

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 ... >>

What Happened to My 13 Billion Barrels?

Richard Heinberg    May 22, 2014  &/bsp;

In 2011, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the US Department of Energy commissioned INTEK Inc., a Virginia-based consulting firm, to estimate how much oil might be recoverable from … >>

About the Public Energy Art Kit

Steve Lambert    May 20, 2014  &/bsp;

Hear all about it from lead artists Steve Lambert. ... >>

Next-Generation Infrastructure

Hillary Brown    May 16, 2014  &/bsp;

This spring, yet another Presidential appeal for fixing the nation’s “raggedy” infrastructure (his word choice) failed to stir a response from Congress. However, bolder moves … >>

Introducing YOUR Public Energy Art Kit

Leslie Moyer    May 15, 2014  &/bsp;

It is time to take an honest look at our energy predicament and change course. If we don’t, and soon, it’s likely that we’ll find ourselves in a world starved of energy, … >>

The EIA is Seriously Exaggerating Shale Gas Production in its Drilling Productivity Report

David Hughes    Apr 21, 2014  &/bsp;

The government's monthly “productivity” reports on US shale gas and tight oil are widely quoted by the media. But they greatly overstate actual production -- as the government's own statistics show. ... >>