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ENERGY BULLETIN HAS MOVED TO RESILIENCE.ORG - UPDATED 4 FEB

Staff, Energy Bulletin

From the 1st of January 2013 we have moved to our new site Resilience.org. Find new posts on Food & Water, Economy, Environment and Society at Resilience.org. The full Energy Bulletin archive is also available at the new site. Come join us!

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archived January 1, 2013

ENERGY BULLETIN HAS MOVED TO RESILIENCE.ORG - UPDATED 4 FEB

Staff, Energy Bulletin

From the 1st of January 2013 we have moved to our new site Resilience.org. Find new Energy posts at Resilience.org. The full Energy Bulletin archive is also available at the new site. Come join us!

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archived January 1, 2013

I love EB/Resilience.org!

EB staff, Energy Bulletin

At the end of 2012 we will be taking the next step in our move to Resilience.org. EB will become an archive, but we've been listening to your feedback...

archived December 19, 2012

How the myth of fossil fuel abundance actually impedes progress on climate change

Kurt Cobb, Resource Insights

The great fear among those working to address climate change is that the seemingly vast resources of fossil fuels waiting to be burned will send the world hurtling toward certain catastrophe. By invoking fossil fuel abundance, climate activists believe that their argument for a rapid transition to alternative energy is made more persuasive. But, it is poor strategy to reinforce the myth of fossil fuel abundance when doing so actually makes many people less open to such an argument. And, as it turns out, the abundance argument is also contrary to the available data, logic and prudent risk management principles.

archived November 25, 2012

Frack fight

Ellen Cantarow, TomDispatch

There's a war going on that you know nothing about between a coalition of great powers and a small insurgent movement. It's a secret war being waged in the shadows while you go about your everyday life.

archived November 19, 2012

Did oil decide the last three American elections?

Kurt Cobb, Resource Insights

Was the most recent American election outcome determined by the presidential debates, changing demographics, voter views on issues, Hurricane Sandy (and the president's reaction to it) or voter turnout? Probably all of these contributed to the result. Energy was actually one of the issues discussed during the campaign, particularly domestic production of oil and natural gas. But, it's not the debate over energy issues that interests me here so much as the price and supply of oil and their effects on voter attitudes.

archived November 18, 2012

Science's evil twin

Ugo Bardi, Cassandra's legacy

Every time that I find myself discussing “cold fusion,” I need to explain why I think there exists a "good" science and a "bad" science; the latter sometimes defined also as “pseudo-science” or “pathological science.”. It is a point which is perfectly obvious to scientists, but very difficult to explain to non scientists.

archived November 17, 2012

The peak oil crisis: alternative futures

Tom Whipple, Falls Church News-Press

Global oil production has been on a plateau, at historically high prices, for so long now that it seems unlikely that it will ever resume sustained growth at the rates we saw in the decades prior to 2005. The only possible outcomes are prolonged stagnation, which some like to call the “bumpy plateau”, or decline of global production. The rate of decline, of course, will be critical to the future of the global economy and is the core of the IMF’s recent paper.

archived November 16, 2012

The Making of a Hugelkultur Bed

Rachel of Dog Island Farm, Homegrown Life

Oh yes, I'm going to be talking a lot about hugelkultur beds because we just finished our first small section of it this afternoon.

archived November 15, 2012

Gridlock in Europe

Joseph Joyce, Econbrowser

The latest twists and turns in the saga of the Greek debt crisis are signs that the brief honeymoon the Fund enjoyed in the wake of the “Great Recession” has ended.

archived November 15, 2012