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Exxon Mobil's response to climate change is consummate arrogance

Bill McKibben Apr 04, 2014   

Monday saw the release of the latest climate report from the planet’s scientists. Predictions of famine, flood, and so on – mostly what we already knew, in even more striking language. ... >>

Carbon Crash Solar Dawn

Paul Gilding Mar 19, 2014   

I think it’s time to call it. Renewables and associated storage, transport and digital technologies are so rapidly disrupting whole industries’ business models they are pushing the … >>

Where will all the water come from for LNG?

David Hughes Feb 28, 2014   

By Ben Parfitt and David Hughes One glaring problem with the provincial government’s strategy to turn B.C. into a LNG-exporting juggernaut is that it scuttles any chance B.C. has to be a … >>

Enough is Enough: Coal Pollution Spills Reveal a Water Safety Crisis

Mary Anne Hitt Feb 13, 2014   

Post Carbon Institute, Sierra Club, OVEC and AlterNet have partnered to show us what’s at stake in the fight against coal with a powerful slideshow of recent coal disasters … >>

America's Feel-Good Oil Bonanza

Daniel Lerch Jan 20, 2014   

By now you'd think we'd be planning cautiously and conservatively for America's energy future. But thanks to the federal government's latest report on domestic energy, most everyone is again assuming that there's plenty of oil and nothing to worry about. Here's why it's dangerously wrong. ... >>

Preface to the Romanian edition of Snake Oil

Richard Heinberg Dec 13, 2013   

  Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future has been translated into Romanian! Here's the preface Richard Heinberg wrote for that edition. *** In the … >>

The Peak Oil Crisis: California’s Bubble Pops

Tom Whipple Dec 12, 2013   

There was an important study released by the Post Carbon Institute last week that gives us an insight into how long our great shale oil bonanza —or more likely, bubble— is going to last. ... >>

How Palm Oil in Everything From Food to Fuel Is Killing Orangutans and Exacerbating Climate Change

Leslie Moyer Nov 22, 2013   

Palm oil. It’s the ubiquitous additive in everything from soaps and lotions to cookies and diet foods. The US consumes most of its 1.2 million metric tons of palm oil per year through these products. ... >>

The Peak Oil Crisis: So, Why is Gasoline So Cheap?

Tom Whipple Nov 13, 2013   

There are many zigs and zags, twists and turns, and unintended consequences along the path to higher priced and scarce oil. Only three months ago it seemed we were headed towards an aerial … >>

The Peak Oil Crisis: The Shale Oil Bubble

Tom Whipple Oct 30, 2013   

It looks as if the increase in shale oil production from the Bakken and the Eagle Ford will be unlikely to keep up with the rate of decline within the next year and a half, and that US shale oil production will no longer be growing. ... >>