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Why Greenhouse Gas Emissions Did Not Really Stabilize In The Past Few Years

Energy Bulletin - 2 May 2017 - 8:34am

With atmospheric levels of CO2 recently jumping at a rate of 3ppm per year, CO2e levels could soon be increasing at 4-5ppm per year. A level of 550 ppm CO2e, consistent with a 3 degree centigrade rise in temperatures, would then be reached in the early 2030’s.

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Peak Oil Review – 1 May 2017

Energy Bulletin - 1 May 2017 - 8:36pm

“The key question for the future of the oil market is for how long can a surge in US shale supplies make up for the slow pace of growth elsewhere in the oil sector.”
–Fatih Birol, the IEA’s executive director

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Oil production cuts: Fool me once…no, make that any number of times

Energy Bulletin - 30 April 2017 - 5:42pm

The Saudis and the Russians want to appear to being “doing something” about low oil prices. But they and their fellow producers aren’t really doing enough to push prices higher. And, that may suit the Saudis and the Russians just fine.

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Juggling Live Hand Grenades

Energy Bulletin - 25 April 2017 - 7:11pm

Maintaining a civilization is always a delicate balancing act that is sooner or later destined to fail.

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Appropriate Civilization versus New Despotism, month 3, 21st March – 20th April 2017

Energy Bulletin - 25 April 2017 - 9:35am

When it comes to climate and the global clean energy transition, there cannot be vacuums, there can only be drivers, and we are committed to driving this agenda forward.

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Peak Oil Review – 24 April 2017

Energy Bulletin - 24 April 2017 - 8:04pm

“Global oil inventories are falling because of OPEC and non-OPEC production cuts, but the road to market balance will be long.” –Arthur Berman, Consulting Geologist

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Light posting from 20 April to 5th May

Energy Bulletin - 20 April 2017 - 9:23am

There will be light posting from 20th April to 5th May due to editorial vacations. Regular posting will resume on 8th May.     Teaser photo credit: By ClemRutter, Rochester, Kent. – Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2163988

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Limits to Economic Growth?

Energy Bulletin - 20 April 2017 - 9:21am

Growth of production is central to the core ideology of the current economic system, to the idea of “development” and “progress”. It is central to the legitimacy of the people who run the global economy. Without it there is a legitimacy crisis.

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What An Energy Revolution Looks Like

Energy Bulletin - 18 April 2017 - 11:58am

Living Energy Farm (Louisa, Virginia) is a community of people who support themselves without the use of fossil fuel. Our project has been built at modest cost so it can be replicated around the world. Living Energy Farm is a fully operational farm and community, not just an idea.

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The Paris Climate Agreement: Should We Stay or Should We Go?

Energy Bulletin - 18 April 2017 - 10:55am

I realize I may be an outlier on this. The fact is I can’t imagine any good coming from the U.S. continuing to have a place at the table. Let me rephrase that—only the Trump administration stands to benefit.

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Peak Oil Review – 17 April 2017

Energy Bulletin - 17 April 2017 - 12:15pm

After climbing steadily since March 27th, oil prices stabilized at the $53-55 level late last week. As usual, prices got a boost from various oil minister’s comments about how well they were doing in meeting their production cut goals and how they are considering extending the cuts until the end of the year.

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Energy and Environmental Regulation in the Age of Trump: The Role of the States, Part 2

Energy Bulletin - 23 February 2017 - 12:18pm

Scott Pruitt has now been sworn in as the new Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Agency. It is likely the dismantling of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), and ultimately much of the Agency itself, will begin in short order.

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In-depth: The Whole System Costs of Renewables

Energy Bulletin - 22 February 2017 - 1:15pm

Dramatic cost reductions mean wind and solar can now compete on price with conventional sources of energy in many parts of the world, including the UK. This turns the spotlight onto the so-called “whole system costs” of integrating renewables into the electricity system, which include backing up intermittent generation and strengthening grids.

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Battery Power Boost to Renewables

Energy Bulletin - 21 February 2017 - 4:04pm

Researchers at the John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University in the US say in an article published in ACS Energy Letters that they have now developed a long-lasting flow battery capable of storing renewable power that­ could operate for up to 10 years, with minimum maintenance required.

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Peak Oil Review – Feb 20 2017

Energy Bulletin - 20 February 2017 - 11:21am

A weekly roundup of Peak oil news. Oil prices have moved little since they jumped from the mid-$40s to the mid-$50s in late November. Last week was no exception.

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Appropriate Civilization versus New Despotism: State of Play on 20th February 2017, one month into the Trump presidency

Energy Bulletin - 20 February 2017 - 11:00am

Suddenly believers in the possibility of a better civilization, one rooted in increasing human co-operation and harmony, find ourselves in a world where demagogues can now realistically plot the polar opposite: a new despotism rooted in rising isolationist nationalism and human conflict. The more we dig into how the demagogues and their supporters have organised their recent successes, in particular in using technology to manipulate voter beliefs on an industrial scale, the more terrified many of us find ourselves.

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EU Coal Plants ‘Should all Close by 2030’

Energy Bulletin - 16 February 2017 - 2:31pm

EU countries should close all of their coal plants by around 2030 if they want to stick to the Paris Agreement on climate change. This is the conclusion of a new report by research non-profit Climate Analytics. The cheapest way to meet Paris targets is to replace EU coal power with renewables and energy efficiency, it says.

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Climate Science Part 1

Energy Bulletin - 15 February 2017 - 1:39pm

With President Trump fully embracing fossil fuels and indicating that he intends to abandon US efforts to address climate change (and even the scientific inquiry underlying those efforts), there is no time like the present to refresh what we know about climate change, what we can do about it, and what kinds of research still need to be done to improve our understanding.

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On Oil Spills, Alberta Regulator Can’t Be Believed: New Report

Energy Bulletin - 15 February 2017 - 1:22pm

A study commissioned at the request of a First Nation says the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has not reported accurately on the scale or impact of daily crude oil and salt water spills in the petro province.

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Questioning “Our Renewable Future”

Energy Bulletin - 14 February 2017 - 12:01pm

We can and must shift to renewables, but there must also be dramatic reduction in energy consumption, rich world “living standards” and GDP.

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