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Peak Oil Review – 15 Oct 2018

Energy Bulletin - 16 October 2018 - 8:28pm

Major players in the oil industry are still in disagreement as to where oil prices will go in the near future. A few weeks ago, many financial writers were talking about $100 oil, but the sudden surge of volatility and turmoil in global financial markets has caused many to rethink their forecasts.

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Jan Lundberg passes away

Energy Bulletin - 15 October 2018 - 12:04pm

Lifelong friend, mentor, role model and champion of the planet Jan Lundberg passed away at peace during the night in his home and refuge in Greece where he had been laboring to revive sail transport in the Mediterranean Sea. Gate gate paragate parasaṃgate bodhi svaha!

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Peak Oil Review: 8 Oct 2018

Energy Bulletin - 9 October 2018 - 1:25am

The question of whether we will see $100 oil before Christmas continues to dominate analytical comment in the financial press. The Iranian sanctions are the main factor that could drive prices substantially higher in the next year or so; however, there are many other forces at work that could lead to lower oil prices.

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Hidden Costs – 8 Oct 2018

Energy Bulletin - 9 October 2018 - 1:11am

The coming concrete crisis | How plastic bags came to rule our lives | How to stop data centres from gobbling up the world’s electricity

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Could Donald Trump be the last world emperor?

Energy Bulletin - 8 October 2018 - 7:46pm

Empires are short-lived structures created and kept together by the availability of mineral resources, fossil fuels in our times. They tend to decline and fall with the decline of the resources that created them, and that’s the destiny of the current World Empire: the American one.

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Community Choice Aggregations (CCAs)

Energy Bulletin - 5 October 2018 - 12:17pm

What are community choice aggregations, or CCAs, and why are they suddenly playing such a huge role in wholesale power markets?

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America and Russia: Stirrings in the Borderlands

Energy Bulletin - 4 October 2018 - 11:40am

To my mind, one of the main sources of collective stupidity in modern American society is our pervasive bad habit of short-term thinking. It’s embarrassingly rare for anyone in American public life to stop and say aloud, “Hold it. What’s going to happen if we keep on doing this for more than a few more years?”

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Don’t Frack so Close to Me: Colorado Voters will Weigh in on Drilling Distances from Homes and Schools

Energy Bulletin - 3 October 2018 - 3:39pm

Coloradans will vote on a ballot initiative in November that requires new oil and gas projects to be set back at least 2,500 feet from occupied buildings. If approved, the measure – known as both Initiative 97 and Proposition 112 – would mark a major change from their state’s current limits: 500 feet from homes and 1,000 feet from schools.

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Dealing With Collapse: The Seneca Strategy

Energy Bulletin - 2 October 2018 - 12:24pm

The basic ideas in the behavior of complex systems are always the same, especially when dealing with collapses: complex systems are complex because they are dominated by the mechanism we call “feedback.” 

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Can New Energy Technologies Save the Planet? Ask the Sperm Whale

Energy Bulletin - 28 September 2018 - 12:51pm

Oil could have provided all the substitutes needed to end the whale industry, but instead fossil fuels energized the killing.

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How to Build a Low-tech Website?

Energy Bulletin - 27 September 2018 - 12:45pm

Because a website redesign was long overdue — and because we try to practice what we preach — we decided to build a low-tech, self-hosted, and solar-powered version of Low-tech Magazine.

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Climate Damages and Deception: Panel Reviews California Legal Actions Against Fossil Fuel Industry

Energy Bulletin - 14 September 2018 - 12:36pm

In San Francisco this week, Fossil Free California hosted a panel discussion on the most recent municipal litigation against the fossil fuel industry.

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A More Inclusive Global Climate Action Summit can Stop us From ‘Losing Earth’

Energy Bulletin - 14 September 2018 - 12:11pm

What Rich left out is that the mainstream environmental movement – the ecosystem of big green organizations and funders – consistently excluded and failed to provide resources to organizations representing those most vulnerable to climate change: communities of color and low-income communities.

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Driverless Cars and the Cult of Technology

Energy Bulletin - 13 September 2018 - 2:20pm

It’s futile to argue with a fantasy but, even if driverless cars could become widespread, why would I want more technology when all I need is denser, car-free, walkable cities where jobs, goods and services are closer together?

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The Next Financial Crash is Imminent, and China’s Resource Crisis could be the Trigger

Energy Bulletin - 13 September 2018 - 1:05pm

As long as mainstream economic institutions remain blind to the fundamental biophysical basis of economics, they will remain in the dark about the core structural reasons why the current configuration of global capitalism is so prone to recurrent crisis and collapse.

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Top 5 Ways Apps Help For Green Living

ASPO International - 12 September 2018 - 3:08pm

In a lot of ways, smartphones have made our lives so much easier. From getting in touch with our loved ones to paying for our groceries, smartphones have made us more organized and more productive. Nearly everything can be done through a smartphone app. Some apps have even made it possible to increase people’s awareness…

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The 19th-Century Tumult over Climate Change – And Why it Matters Today

Energy Bulletin - 12 September 2018 - 1:15pm

The consensus-building approach of recent climate science has successfully established anthropogenic climate change as an indisputable fact. But it has failed to translate that knowledge into action.

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Catalonia, Spain: Building a Powerful Regional Network for Energy Sovereignty

Energy Bulletin - 11 September 2018 - 12:28pm

Xarxa per la sobirania energètica (Xse) Catalonia brings like-minded groups together to fight for change in the energy sector locally, and collaborates with similar initiatives elsewhere in Spain, Europe and Latin America.

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The Air-Conditioning Debate Isn’t Really About Air-Conditioning

Energy Bulletin - 11 September 2018 - 10:45am

Phillips, like many AC fans before him, falls back on the sly trope that all “attacks” on air-conditioning are motivated by an “obsession with individual asceticism.” No, they’re not.

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Peak Oil Review: 10 Sept 2018

Energy Bulletin - 10 September 2018 - 12:19pm

Oil prices fell by another $1-2 a barrel last week to settle at $67.75 in New York and $76.83 in London as the struggle between lower demand occasioned by the Sino-American trade war balanced against falling Iranian exports.  

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