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President equates Republican clean-energy opponents to Flat Earth Society

March 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Today, President Obama game a speech (text and comments after the fold) on energy issues. The takeaway line when it comes to clean energy:
“If some of these folks were around when Columbus set sail, they probably must have been founding members of the flat earth society. They would not believe that the world was [...]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · Energy · Obama Administration · President Barack Obama · oil · peak oil

Keystone XL: Why not?

February 14th, 2012 · 11 Comments

Environmental organizations are showing a too rare unity in their opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. In the U.S. Congress, the Republicans are fighting hard to get around reasonable review processes for safety, environmental impact, and understanding of the national interest to support a pipeline to move highly-polluting Canadian tar sands to Gulf Coast refineries [...]

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Tags: 2008 presidential campaign · Energy · oil · peak oil · politics · pollution

Climate Change vs. Peak Oil

December 18th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This guest post from Barath lays out a perspective on the interactions of climate change and peak oil — interactions in terms of people as well as substance.  My perspective from a few years ago might be of interest:  THE Progressive Crises: Global Warming and Peak Oil.  
I’ve been wondering for the past year about the [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · climate change · guest post · peak oil

Climate Disruption: THE Progressive Crisis!

June 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sunday, Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher asked Are Progressives in Denial About Climate Change?
If you listen to right wing commentators, you might think American progressives are leading the charge to protect our planet from climate change. Would that it were so!
Smith and Brecher lay out a series of challenges and issues [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · climate change · peak oil · politics

Drill, Baby, Drill: THE answer to Libyan oil disruption

February 23rd, 2011 · 4 Comments

Globally, humanity faces many serious challenges that relate to resource challenges. Writ large there is a calculation: # of people * resource use per capita = demand on resources.  Very simply, that last (the “demand”) is overwhelming natural resources: we are overfishing, tropical forests are disappearing, top soil disappears in dust storms, acquifer water is [...]

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Tags: Energy · energy efficiency · environmental · government energy policy · oil · peak oil

The terrifying implication of the LIHEAP cuts?

February 14th, 2011 · No Comments

As rumored prior to the release of President Obama’s proposed 2012 budget, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) program will take a serious hit, roughly a 50 percent cut. As David Dayen put it prior to the budget’s release,
The Administration says this lowers LIHEAP assistance to where it was in 2008. [...]

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Tags: Energy · Obama Administration · peak oil · politics

Peak Oil (wiki)Leaking Into The Public Discussion

February 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment

As per Guardian reporting, U.S. diplomats in Saudi Arabia have picked up very serious information over the years calling into question

Saudi abilities to increase oil production in line with what energy agencies (such as IEA and EIA) have predicting they could accomplish to meet growing world demand in the coming years, 
whether the Saudis will be [...]

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Tags: Energy · government energy policy · oil · peak oil

Guardian asserts conspiracy to hide the Peak

November 10th, 2009 · No Comments

The global economy’s life-blood (even if it has been on life support) truly doesn’t flow through the CAC 40 or Wall Street, but is pumped from the ground and into our chemical plants, manufacturing processes, and transportation. We should, as a global society, be working to “keep the grease in the ground” for a variety [...]

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Tags: Energy · analysis · government energy policy · oil · peak oil · politics

Imagine Life Differently: New Year’s Resolution (revisted / reinforced …)

January 7th, 2009 · No Comments

Global Warming … Peak Oil … Financial meltdown … these all threaten our future prospects, our ability to see a positive future reality for ourselves and descendents.
Twenty years ago, the first President Bush stated that “the American Way of Life is not up for negotiation”, showing an inability to imagine catastrophe from non-negotiation and an [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · climate change · peak oil

Plugging in for a better tomorrow: the school bus ’solution’

December 16th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Hybrids are too often thought of simply in terms of personal vehicles.
They are also penetrating the big vehicle market space. Consider the average delivery truck and all its starts/stops. There is a lot of energy to capture there, which is why UPS is pursuing hybrids. And, as per Walmart and its hybrid trucks, they are [...]

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