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The Peak Oil Crisis: Prospects for China

Tom Whipple Sep 01, 2010   

Headlines were made recently when it was announced that in July China's GDP surpassed that of Japan to become the world's second largest economy. This was immediately followed by a passel of … >>

Save it for the combine

Jason Bradford Aug 24, 2010   

I have been visiting A2R Farms outside of Corvallis Oregon all year. They are a former conventional grass seed farm transitioning to organic seed crops, primarily for local distribution. I … >>

Peak Everything: Preface to the Paperback Edition

Richard Heinberg Aug 18, 2010   2 comments

Note: Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines will be released in paperback this month (September) by New Society Publishers.   In titling this book “Peak … >>

Embodied Energy: An Alternative Approach to Understanding Urban Energy Use

David Fridley Aug 12, 2010   

Everyone knows that it takes energy to produce anything. The energy used in mining, transport, processing, manufacturing, delivery, and disposal is “embodied” in every product we … >>

Temporary Recession or the End of Growth?

Richard Heinberg Aug 11, 2010   14 comments

This is an updated version of an article which was originally published in August 2009.   Everyone agrees: our economy is sick. The inescapable symptoms include declines in consumer … >>

The NCSL’s Energy Summit – The good, the bad, the missing.

Tom Whipple Aug 10, 2010   

Every year the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) holds an annual conference where legislators from all over the US gather for updates on major public policy issues facing the nation. … >>

Deepwater Horizon: The aftermath

Tom Whipple Aug 05, 2010   

With BP's oil well close to being permanently sealed, we are beginning to gain more insight into the effects the blowout will have on oil production in the years ahead. Government scientists are … >>

YOU Can be a BILLIONAIRE!!! Without Doing Anything

Richard Heinberg Jul 26, 2010   17 comments

This is the Introduction to an inspirational / financial-advice / environmental / diet / dating / self-help / survivalist / humor book that I started to write--and quickly decided should never be finished. ... >>

The peak oil crisis: thinking about China

Tom Whipple Jul 22, 2010   

With 1.3 billion people, China is unlikely to reach current U.S. energy consumption per capita for some time, if ever, but to double energy consumption in the last ten years is still an … >>

The Real Environmental Disaster

Bill McKibben Jul 20, 2010   

So—whew—the bleeding seems finally to have been staunched, three months after BP stabbed its hole in the bottom of the sea. It’s disgusting that it took that long to stitch it … >>