February 19, 2019
The Future is Rural challenges the conventional wisdom about the future of food in our modern, globalized world. It is a much-needed reality check that explains why certain trends we take for granted–like the decline of rural areas and the dependence of farming and the food system on fossil fuels–are historical anomalies that
November 6, 2018
by Matthieu Auzanneau Foreword by Richard Heinberg The story of oil is one of hubris, fortune, betrayal, and destruction. It is the story of a resource that has been undeniably central to the creation of our modern culture, and ever-present during the darkest exploits of empire the world over....
February 4, 2018
Drilling into The U.S. Government’s Rosy Projections for Shale Gas & Tight Oil Production Through 2050.
September 11, 2017
Building resilience at the community level is not only crucial, but possible.
August 8, 2017
Can technology solve the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and overpopulation?
December 12, 2016
Putting to the test government forecasts for domestic tight oil production.
December 12, 2016
Assessing the EIA's forecasts for U.S. shale gas production.
June 2, 2016
The next few decades will see a profound energy transformation throughout the world. By the end of the century (and perhaps sooner), we will shift from fossil fuel dependence to rely primarily on renewable sources like solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal power. Driven by the need to avert catastrophic climate change and by
December 16, 2015
The Nation’s Top Tight Oil Play After a Year of Low Oil Prices Oil production in the Eagle Ford Play of southern Texas, the largest tight oil play in the U.S., is now falling after more than a year of low oil prices—but it has proven more resilient than many observers expected. This paper reviews the
December 14, 2015
The COP21 conference in Paris in December 2015 was the biggest international agreement on climate change since Kyoto. Now comes the hard part of cutting greenhouse gas emissions fast enough to keep global average temperature rise under 1.5 degrees Celsius. Many leaders in the environmental and philanthropic communities say the best way to