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A Good Day for a Walk in the Woods

January 19, 2017

Not since the Civil War has an American presidential Inauguration Day been so fraught with fear and dread (on February 23, 1861, Abraham Lincoln traveled to his inauguration under military guard, arriving in Washington, D.C., in disguise). The incoming...

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The Peak Oil President?

January 11, 2017

The frequency of Internet searches for the term “peak oil” has waned dramatically in recent years; now even the number of articles announcing the “death” of peak oil has dwindled, so universal is the assumption that the concept is...

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Fracking Follies

January 3, 2017

  The US Energy Information Administration, or EIA, regularly updates its estimates for how much oil and gas might be recovered in the future, and at what rate. With the application of new technology from year to year, those...

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2016 Shale Reality Check: Web Presentation

December 22, 2016

In this recording, David Hughes, author of a series of groundbreaking reports analyzing the long-term prospects of the so-called “shale revolution” shares some of the key findings from his latest reports: The 2016 Shale Gas Reality Check and 2016...

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In Conversation: Our Economy After Fossil Fuels

December 15, 2016

All economic activity entails energy usage. As our energy sources change, our economy will likely evolve and adapt—perhaps in surprising ways. The transition to 100% renewable energy raises profound questions for the future of our economy, including: Can capitalism as...

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2016 Shale Gas Reality Check

December 12, 2016

In 2014, Earth Scientist David Hughes took a hard look at the EIA’s existing Annual Energy Outlook shale gas and tight oil forecasts and conducted his own play-by-play, in-depth analysis to create the groundbreaking report, Drilling Deeper. In Drilling Deeper,...

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2016 Tight Oil Reality Check

December 12, 2016

Every year, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA), publishes its Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) in which U.S. energy supply is forecast through 2040. The EIA’s yearly AEO has enormous influence with policymakers, the media, and through...