Most energy forecasts are based on information from the two leading energy information agencies: the EIA and the IEA. That's about to change. Policymakers, investors and the public should take heed.
We have created a society where huge numbers of our fellow citizens can’t bear to be present in their lives and have to medicate themselves to get through the day with these drugs. You know, there’s nothing—a hypercapitalist, hyperindividualist society makes people feel like the rats in that first cage, that they’re cut off, they’re cut off from the sourc
Curtailers are different from consumers or conservers, consumers being those who are blithely devouring and polluting the planet and conservers being those who want to pull back a bit but avoid making big changes in the way they live. Being a curtailer in America is not a popular occupation or avocation. The very use of the word in ordinary conversation typically elicits a response that is one of shock or a low level of hostility.
If we are going to get real about resilience in an age of climate change and other large-scale disruptions, trust looms large.If people don’t trust the authorities, will they pay attention when it’s time to evacuate? Will people from different backgrounds and neighborhoods join hands to rebuild?
One doesn't hear much discussion of these foreign policy issues in Russia. What one hears discussed instead is how best to handle the acute budgetary shortfall that the Russian state is facing.
One of the biggest challenges facing new farmers is access to affordable land.
In Part 1 of this series, I talked about why cheap fuels act to create economic growth. In this post, we will look at some supporting data showing how this connection works.
The new Greek political party, known as Syriza, the Coalition of the Radical Left, has done the unthinkable
This week we saw three important signs of the increasingly moribund state of the fossil fuel industry.
I didn’t read Overshoot until around 1999; when I did, it made an enormous impression. My book The Party’s Over owed a great deal to it
Written by Finnish energy analysts Rauli Partanen, Harri Paloheimo and Heikki Waris, The World After Cheap Oil offers an exhaustive, up-to-date dissection of the world oil situation.
Graph of the Day: Collapse of US shale oil industry
With little governmental help for sustainable agricultur...small farmers in Cauca have turned to the production of compost.
A new report from the Solar Foundation and George Washington University shows the U.S. solar industry gained about 31,000 new jobs in 2014, a 21.8 percent growth rate or nearly twenty times more than the economy as a whole.
A mid-week update. Oil prices underwent a three-day rally beginning last Friday and ending Tuesday, climbing some 19 percent on expectations that world oil supplies would soon start dropping.
The real star of this book is the photography.
We don't appear to have learnt much from the crash.
Without serious efforts to stem the mining of groundwater, food production will decline.
I was saddened to learn a few days ago, via a phone call from a fellow author, that William R. Catton Jr. died early last month, just short of his 89th birthday.