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Using Energy to Extract Energy ? the Dynamics of Depletion
by Brian Davey
23 Jun 2017 at 1:35am
We now have to take into account that depletion means that, at well heads around the world, the energy to produce energy is increasing. It takes energy to prospect for oil and gas and if the wells are smaller and more difficult to tap because, for example, they are out at sea under a huge amount of rock. Then it will take more energy to get the oil out in the first place.
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The Case for Local, Community-led Sustainable Energy Programs
by Wolfgang Hoeschele
22 Jun 2017 at 7:24am
In a sharing vision of a local renewable energy system, many households will generate their own renewable energy (as in solar photovoltaic or solar thermal systems on their rooftops), but many more, for whom this is not an option, will share in the ownership and operation of off-site renewable energy generation infrastructure such as wind turbines.
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Germany Shows it?s Worth Fighting for Energy Democracy
by Arne Jungiohann
22 Jun 2017 at 4:29am
People soon realized it was not enough to just say no. They needed to offer a better alternative and say yes to something. So the Germans demanded what has since become known as energy democracy: the right to make your own energy.
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Forget Coal, Solar will Soon be Cheaper than Natural Gas Power
by Joe Romm
21 Jun 2017 at 6:25am
The staggering drop in the cost of clean energy has already upended the global power market over the past two decades???and that trend will only continue for the next two decades, according to new analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
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Energy And Civilization: a Review
by Bart Hawkins Kreps
21 Jun 2017 at 1:53am
If you were to find yourself huddled with a small group of people in a post-crash, post-internet world, hoping to recreate some of the comforts of civilization, you?d do well to have saved a printed copy of Vaclav Smil?s Energy and Civilization: A History.
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Dissonance and Divestment: Profile of An Activist
by Chuck Collins
21 Jun 2017 at 1:18am
?Why should people divest from the fossil fuel sector?? Lisa Renstrom pauses and thinks. ?Let me count the ways.?
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How California?s Greenhouse Gas Laws can Benefit Disadvantaged Communities
by Chris Richard
20 Jun 2017 at 9:30am
AB 32 fostered a host of new regulations and green policies, from California?s cap-and-trade industrial carbon emissions law to rebates for solar power installations and electric or fuel-cell car purchases.
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Different Strokes for Energy Transitions
by Chris Nelder
19 Jun 2017 at 5:47am
In this episode, we have a wide-ranging talk with Dr. Benjamin Sovacool of the University of Sussex about a tiny fraction of his voluminous research on energy transition topics, with a focus on the speed of energy transitions; the ways that the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland are going about their transitions; his outlook for CCS technology and nuclear power; and the potentials and pitfalls of nuclear power and the potential for distributed energy resources to displace nuclear…
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Peak Oil Review: 19 June, 2017
by Tom Whipple
19 Jun 2017 at 5:30am
In the last month, US oil prices have fallen from close to $52 a barrel to below $45. Partly due to the large exports of US crude which have been around 1 million b/d in recent weeks, London prices have been running only about $2 a barrel higher than the US.
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Standing Rock Sioux Claim ?Major Victory? in Dakota Access Fight
by Natasha Gelling
16 Jun 2017 at 2:48am
A federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration?s approval of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline violated federal law in certain critical respects and has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider parts of its environmental analysis. The decision marks the first legal victory of the Trump presidency for the Standing Rock Sioux, which have been fighting the pipeline for nearly a year.
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Coal Is a Dinosaur and so is the Growth Economy
by Richard Heinberg
15 Jun 2017 at 2:25am
What does this downgrading of likely carbon emissions mean for climate change modelers, climate activists, policy makers, and concerned citizens? According to Ritchie, the implication is clearly not as simple as ?don?t worry, fossil fuel depletion will solve climate change for us.?
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