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With 38% of Global Shale Gas Located in Regions of Water Stress, More Oversight of Fracking is Urgently Needed

Sandra Postel    Sep 19, 2014  &/bsp;

As more data emerge, shale gas increasingly appears to be in the cross-hairs of the water-energy nexus, and far too little is being done to defuse impending conflicts. ... >>

Quite Possibly the Dumbest Thing the Mustache Ever Wrote

Asher Miller    Sep 8, 2014  &/bsp;

Over the weekend The New York Times published what could very well be the dumbest column Thomas Friedman has ever written. I know, I know… How could that be possible after the … >>

Introducing Petrolify®: The Power of Petroleum in One Little Pill

Asher Miller    Sep 3, 2014  &/bsp;

Imagine there was a pill you could take every day that would provide you with wealth, freedom, and luxuries beyond the imagination of even the wealthiest kings of yesteryear. Well, guess what? You’re already taking it. And it’s called Petrolify®. ... >>

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. ... >>