"What struck me the most, as a surprise, is the virulence in the downtrend in the world economy. That’s a negative for the peak oil story, but only a temporary negative. By crushing demand, we are in effect gaining two more years, maybe three, in which we in the consuming world have added to our time before the peak, and could take good advantage of, since the peak is right upon us-I have it still at 2015 for all liquids." (Charlie Maxwell is the life-long oil industry analyst viewed by Barrons’ magazine as their energy guru.)
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Message to Washington: You're not getting it - we're still out of work. WInd farms and energy efficient public buildings are important, but what about the housing industry? The recession started with the housing industry -- and can end if we bring back construction -- so lets focus on the real problem. That's the heart of the message to Congress and the Obama administration from a group of architects and builders who are promoting a plan to end the recession by revitalizing America's
Australia’s new Energy White Paper will be crucial in dealing prudently and effectively with the immense challenges facing Australia as the era of cheap energy and the economic system based upon it comes to an end. We are now in the early stages of an unprecedented economic failure - the terminal decline and probable collapse of global Capitalism.
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Imported minerals, metals fuel U.S. shift to homegrown power
Goodbye fossil fuel dependence, hello rare earth dependence!
U.S. foresees a thinner cushion of coal
Have we reached peak coal?
John La Grou plugs smart power outlets (video)
Jeff Vail: The renewables hump 4: EROEI issues
Google closing in on cheap renewable energy
China launches green power revolution to catch up on west
Those who resist participating in the “growth versus limits” discourse -- which may, without exaggeration, be called the problematic of the century -- because it is outside their comfort zone or because it appears to be an academically unadaptive career strategy and those who claim that the possibility of economic growth is unbounded should pay particular attention.
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