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Drilling Deeper

October 27, 2014

Drilling Deeper analyzes actual production data from the top 12 shale gas and tight oil plays (accounting for 88% and 89% of current production) to show that the Department of Energy's projections for the future of fracking are wildly optimistic.

Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement

September 9, 2014

A movement is emerging in many places, under many guises: New Economy (or Economies), Regenerative Economy, Solidarity Economy, Next Economy, Caring Economy, Sharing Economy, Thriving Resilience, Community Resilience, Community Economics, Oppositional Economy, High Road Economy, and other names. It’s a movement to replace the default economy of excess, control, and exploitation with a new economy based

Drilling California: A Reality Check on the Monterey Shale

December 2, 2013

Written by PCI Fellow J. David Hughes and published in partnership by Post Carbon Institute and Physicians, Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy, this report provides the first publicly available empirical analysis of actual oil production data from the Monterey Formation, including from wells that have undergone hydraulic fracturing and acidization. It lays

Resilient Against What?

October 16, 2013

This survey found that leading US municipalities already have a more sophisticated understanding of resilience, involving economic, energy, and social challenges—and they're putting it into action through policies, regulations, and programs.

Climate After Growth

September 30, 2013

This provocative paper makes a convincing case for why the environmental community must embrace post-growth economics and community resilience in their efforts to address the climate crisis.

Perfora, Chico, Perfora (Spanish Translation of Drill, Baby, Drill)

February 18, 2013

En Perfora, Chico, Perfora, J. David Hughes ha analizado en profundidad e investigado rigurosamente la posibilidad de diversos combustibles no convencionales para generar abundancia energetica. Aunque el informe se centra principalmente en cuestiones relacionadas con la producción del gas y el petróleo de lutitas en los Estados Unidos, el...

The ENERGY Reader

October 31, 2012

What magic, or monster, lurks behind the light switch and the gas pump? Where does the seemingly limitless energy that fuels modern society come from? From oil spills, nuclear accidents, mountaintop removal coal mining, and natural gas “fracking” to large-scale wind, solar, and biomass plants, every source of energy...