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The Problem with EIA Shale Gas and Tight Oil Forecasts

Energy Bulletin - 3 April 2018 - 10:47am

Given an analysis of play fundamentals based on current drilling data, there is no credible basis for the highly to extremely optimistic forecasts offered by the EIA. Actual production is likely to be far less. Assuming the EIA forecasts are accurate in a long-term energy plan is likely to end very badly.

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Stunning Drops in Solar, Wind Costs Mean Economic Case for Coal, Gas is ‘Crumbling’

Energy Bulletin - 2 April 2018 - 1:20pm

Prices for solar, wind, and battery storage are dropping so rapidly that renewables are increasingly squeezing out all forms of fossil fuel power, including natural gas.

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Peak Oil Review: 2 April 2018

Energy Bulletin - 2 April 2018 - 11:35am

After an up-and-then-down week, oil and gas markets closed slightly higher Thursday ahead of the Easter holiday weekend. All major U.S. and European stock exchanges and markets were closed Friday for Good Friday, which coincides with the Passover holiday that starts Friday at sundown.

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Climate Science – Jet Stream

Energy Bulletin - 30 March 2018 - 1:56pm

In this ninth part of our mini-series on climate science, we turn to one of the key suspects in extreme weather events we have experienced in recent years—the shifting shape of the North Atlantic jet stream.

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Study Predicts Major Expansion of Offshore Wind along Atlantic coast

Energy Bulletin - 28 March 2018 - 1:21pm

Almost every state along the Atlantic coast — 12 out of 14 — has offshore wind potential that exceeds its current electricity needs, according to a new study. Bringing the electricity generated by offshore Atlantic wind farms ashore could help meet future electricity demand created by activities — transportation and the heating of homes and businesses — that are currently powered by gasoline, natural gas, and other fossil fuels.

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The World in 2018 – Part Four

Energy Bulletin - 28 March 2018 - 12:15pm

In the modern world, our perceptions of reality are largely shaped by economic and financial considerations, and our policy conversations are largely built around intellectual categories and evaluative criteria that pertain to the economics discipline. Yet a long-term view shows that ‘The world in 2018’ is in a significantly different place than what economists typically claim, and than what many of us want to believe.

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7 Easy Ways to Make Your New Business More Eco-Friendly

ASPO International - 28 March 2018 - 1:32am

7 Strategies to Help Startups Become Eco-Friendly If you’re starting a new business, you’re probably more concerned with landing your first client or getting a steady stream of revenue than you are with making your business eco-friendly—but this is the best time to start making environmental improvements to your business model. There’s no time when…

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Richard Heinberg on Sustainable Nation Podcast

Energy Bulletin - 27 March 2018 - 3:35pm

Richard Heinberg joins Sustainable Nation to discuss:

The current state of energy and its contributions to the climate crisis
The shale gas and tight oil bubble
Community resiliency
The transition to a fossil fuel free future
Recommendations and advice for sustainability leaders

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Peak Oil Review: 26 March 2018

Energy Bulletin - 26 March 2018 - 2:42pm

The most significant news driving the oil markets last week came from Washington, where major policy and personnel shifts drove the markets down and up last week. Crude posted its biggest weekly gain since July on Friday as President Trump changed his national security team, fueling speculation sanctions on Iran will be re-imposed.

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Energy Asset

Energy Bulletin - 26 March 2018 - 11:46am

A new possibility for near-term abatement involves heat/cool energy, the only type of consumption that’s unaffected by growing demand for electronic technology. In addition to cutting carbon, less air conditioning also cuts the use of chlorinated refrigerants.

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6 Natural and Effective Ways to Keep Bugs Away

ASPO International - 23 March 2018 - 9:00pm

Keep Bugs Away the Natural Way Ants, mosquitos, moths, flies… depending on where you live and what sort of climate is found there, you may encounter any or all of these pesky insects. And while you certainly want to keep them away, you don’t want to do so at the expense of contaminating your home…

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Fossil Fuels are the Problem, Say Fossil Fuel Companies Being Sued

Energy Bulletin - 23 March 2018 - 1:05pm

This appears to be the core of the oil companies’ strategy. First, believe everything the IPCC says. Second, the IPCC says the real problem is prosperity, economic growth! Therefore, blame the ones burning the oil — all we did was dig the stuff up.

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The Big Story: Can We Change Civilization by Changing Its Origin Story?

Energy Bulletin - 23 March 2018 - 12:42pm

The “oil curse” refers to a long-studied phenomenon in which states that adopt petroleum as a significant foundation of their economy tend toward dictatorship. Of the top ten oil producing countries in the world, nine are oligarchies.

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In The Face Of Climate Change, Communication Must Evolve

ASPO International - 21 March 2018 - 11:52pm

Disaster Communication: How Climate Change Made VoIP Necessary The environment is changing. After centuries of rhythmic cycling, the encroaching forces of climate change mean an increasing number of natural disasters and long periods of recovery. It’s not just that we’re seeing more disasters like hurricanes and tornados, but also that they’re touching new places, areas…

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5 Tips for Maintaining a Green Construction Site

ASPO International - 21 March 2018 - 11:30pm

How to Make a Construction Site Green? As the demand for green residential and commercial construction increases, it’s important to pause and discuss an aspect of the process that doesn’t get enough discussion: Construction site management. 5 Tips for Making a Construction Site Green So much time is spent discussing green building materials, high-efficiency appliances,…

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Your Guide to Buying an Eco-Friendly Home

ASPO International - 21 March 2018 - 11:13pm

How to Make Sure Your Next House is an Eco-Friendly Home While a lot of homeowners are interested in building eco-friendly homes, there isn’t always a ton of existing inventory on the market. If you’re looking to purchase an existing home that’s energy efficient and green, you’ll have to be strategic with your search. 5…

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New Study Gives 150 Million Reasons to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Energy Bulletin - 21 March 2018 - 8:02pm

Taking serious action on climate change now could mean saving hundreds of millions of lives across the globe, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change on Monday by researchers at Duke University.

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Speeding Down a Dead End Road

Energy Bulletin - 20 March 2018 - 10:19am

Since the birth of car culture more than a century ago, lavish consumption of energy has not been a bug but a feature. That’s now a feature we can ill afford, as we attempt the difficult and urgent task of transition to renewable energies.

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Peak Oil Review 19 March 2018

Energy Bulletin - 19 March 2018 - 11:13pm

Oil prices closed on Friday at $66.21 in London and $66.34 in New York.  Prices are about in the middle of the trading range where they have been since mid-February.  

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Why saving the environment became the main purpose of businesses?

ASPO International - 19 March 2018 - 12:30pm

You probably heard about all the fuss related to environmental issues during the past few years. Many celebrities and influential people started to focus their attention on the environmental impacts around the world, thus making their audience think about the consequences of their actions. Important highlights like deforestation, energy generation, water pollution and waste, the…

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