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The Curse of the Modern Office

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:57:01 GMT


The information society promises to dematerialise society and make it more sustainable, but modern office and knowledge work has itself become a large and rapidly growing consumer of energy and other resources.

Howling at the USGS’s Wolfcamp Announcement

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:26:00 GMT


The recent USGS announcement about the Wolfcamp play may inspire another round of company presentations to investors, and perhaps even a spurt of new drilling, but it probably won’t much change the overall picture.

Five Ways the Paris Agreement can Address Oversupply of Fossil Fuels

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:37:34 GMT


The World Energy Outlook 2016, released last week, is just one among an increasing line of studies showing how nations need to slow and, ultimately, phase out investment in new fossil fuel supply infrastructure – from oil fields and pipelines to coal mines – if they are serious about keeping warming to 2C or less.

Transition in Ireland

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:08:00 GMT


Ireland is one of the most advanced countries in energy transition, getting over a quarter of its electricity from renewables.

Trudeau’s Six Unanswered Questions on Kinder Morgan Expansion

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:17:27 GMT


In early November, the Trudeau government tabled a ministerial panel report on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project proposed by Kinder Morgan, a Houston-based energy corporation.

Tiffany's Fallacy: the Mineral Pie is Shrinking, and Most of What's Left is in the Sky

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:01:00 GMT


In the debates that deal with energy and fossil fuels, it is rather common to read or hear statements such as “oil will last for 50 years at the current rate of production.”

Peak Oil in a Fact-Free World: the New "Oil Bonanza" in West Texas

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:51:00 GMT


So, the USGS comes out with a press release that the media immediately diffuse in terms of a great discovery: 20 billion barrels, somewhere in Texas in a place called "Wolfcamp".

Invest in the Future, not the Past: 4 Reasons to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:32:00 GMT


With the benefit of hindsight, would you have wanted your pension being invested in cassette tapes, floppy discs, fax machines, Kodak or Blockbuster in 2000?

Why the Office Needs a Typewriter Revolution

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:36:00 GMT


Artificial cooling and digital equipment are the main drivers behind the quickly growing energy use of modern office work.

Peak Oil Review: Nov 28 2016

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:03:00 GMT


A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Quote of the week -Graphic of the week -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia -Nigeria -Venezuela -The Briefs

The Future of Wind

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:22:00 GMT


The cost of wind power has been falling steadily again since the 2008 price spike, and newer projects have been coming in at 2 cents per kilowatt-hour, making them very competitive with natural gas fired power and ranking among the very lowest-cost ways to generate electricity. But can wind prices keep falling, or have they bottomed out?

Trump's Coal Delusions

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:20:00 GMT


First, does our nation really have 1,000 years’ worth of coal? No official agency thinks so.

Trump Can’t Hold Back the Tide of Climate Action

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:22:00 GMT

(image) But as mourning turns to anger and resistance, it’s worth recalling that there are significant limits on what Trump can do to hold back action on climate change.

State of The Transition post-Marrakech: Unity is strength

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:03:00 GMT


Donald Trump’s would be climate saboteurs might have hoped that merely the mention of their intention to quit the Paris Agreement would be enough for the climate talks to fall apart at the annual climate summit in Marrakech.

Peak Oil Review - Nov 21 2016

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:05:00 GMT


 A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Quote of the week -Graphic of the week -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia -Nigeria -Venezuela -The Briefs

Analysis: IEA cuts coal growth outlook in half as China peaks

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:18:00 GMT


The International Energy Agency (IEA) has dramatically scaled back its outlook for coal demand growth over the next 25 years, Carbon Brief analysis shows.

BC’s LNG Fraud

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:41:00 GMT


The hoopla over the $1.6-billion Woodfibre LNG terminal, which will industrialize Howe Sound and the city of Squamish, illustrates just how far the Christy Clark-led BC Liberal government will go to subvert the truth.

Key to the Leap: Leave the Oil in the Soil

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:54:00 GMT


The world ecological crisis is now apparent in abrupt climate shifts that are impossible to miss even in capitalist heartlands.

Trump’s Win will Slow Climate Action and Renewables

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:00:00 GMT


Trump’s win will slow climate action and renewables, but as the reactions at COP 22 show already, he will fail in his fossil promises

Donald Trump and the USA’s Growth and Indebtedness

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:42:00 GMT


During 2008 to 2015 the ratio of GDP growth to increase in debt sank closer to 1:1. This shows that the economic policy of the time was catastrophic. There was no capacity for increasing the wages of the middle class in the USA.

Peak Oil Review - Nov 14 2016

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:41:00 GMT


 A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Quote of the week -Graphic of the week -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia -Nigeria -Venezuela -The Briefs

In Conversation: Justice & Equity After Fossil Fuels

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:03:00 GMT


The transition to 100% renewable energy raises profound questions for the future of justice and equity...

What the Trump Victory Means for Standing Rock

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:15:00 GMT


What a Trump victory may spell for the continued battle over the Dakota Access pipeline—and for indigenous rights, in general—is alarming.

Peak Oil Review: A Midweek Update - 10 Nov 2016

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:10:00 GMT


 A midweek update. Oil prices fell to nearly $43 a barrel after the outcome of the US Presidential election became clear, but rebounded quickly to close at $45.27 on Wednesday.

A Bold Clean-Up Plan for Alberta’s Giant Oil Industry Pollution Liabilities

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 10:05:00 GMT

(image) Regan Boychuk and Brent O’Neil have a bold proposal to put Alberta back to work and onto a more sustainable path.