Energy ? Resilience
Building a world of resilient communities
Our Energy Challenge in 6 Eye-Popping Charts
by David Spratt
18 Jun 2018 at 5:33am
And the big picture? Despite 25 years of global climate policy-making, decarbonisation rates are not even close to what is required.
Electric Cars to the Rescue?
by Richard Heinberg
18 Jun 2018 at 4:08am
A lot of hope is riding on the wheels of the world?s three million electric cars. So, how?s the EV revolution going? And even if it?s going well, is it really the best strategy? Those are the questions I want to address here.
Peak Oil Review: 18 June 2018
by Tom Whipple
18 Jun 2018 at 3:37am
Oil prices, which have been falling since mid-May, fell more than $2 on Friday to settle at $65.06 in the US and $73.44 in London. For now, the chief concern is that the OPEC + coalition will raise or lift the production cap this coming Friday…
Putting Solar Panels in Pipeline?s Path, Campaign to Combine Power of Sun ?Wi...
by Jessica Corbett
15 Jun 2018 at 2:48am
An Indigenous-led coalition is fundraising to install solar panels along the route of the Keystone XL pipeline to protest the project and provide renewable energy to family farms and Native communities in Nebraska and South Dakota.
Civilization as Asteroid: Humans, Livestock, and Extinctions
by Darrin Qualman
13 Jun 2018 at 3:55am
Humans and our livestock now make up 97 percent of all animals on land. Wild animals (mammals and birds) have been reduced to a mere remnant: just 3 percent. This is based on mass. Humans and our domesticated animals outweigh all terrestrial wild mammals and birds 32-to-1.
Exponential Growth Towards a Sustainable Future: the Limits of Solar Panel an...
by Gregor Hagedorn
12 Jun 2018 at 3:19am
Many people, including myself, fear that the great acceleration (1, 2) of our consumption and destruction of resources such as land, biodiversity, soil, minerals, and fossil energy sources, could lead us into a catastrophe.
Is the Trans Mountain Pipeline (and Other Fossil Fuel Investments) a Future S...
by Martin Bush
11 Jun 2018 at 5:39am
Several major economies, including the U.S. and Canada, rely heavily on fossil fuel production and exports. But the surging market penetration of renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency improvements, and climate emission policies are certain to substantially reduce the global demand for fossil fuels.
Peak Oil Review: 11 June 2018
by Tom Whipple
11 Jun 2018 at 5:25am
Oil futures traded in a narrow range last week, at circa $65 a barrel in New York, and $76 in London. The standoff between higher and lower oil prices continues apace.
Remember what the Climate War is About
by Joel Stronberg
8 Jun 2018 at 2:51am
Lately, I?ve been wondering if the battles being fought to maintain federal energy and environment policies and programs are clouding the nation?s collective understanding of what the war being waged against the Trump administration is really about?
If we all Became Vegan Tomorrow
by Chris Saltmarsh
7 Jun 2018 at 5:11am
Individualist ?solutions? to climate change ? like prioritizing veganism ? support this myth. We need to restructure our economy away from fossil fuel reliance and improve livelihoods as we do it.
Global Civilisation to Descend into ?Hell on Earth? Unless we Choose a New Pa...
by Nafeez Ahmed
7 Jun 2018 at 3:08am
Leggett?s insider observations vindicate the conclusion that humankind finds itself in the midst of an unprecedented civilisational ?phase-shift?, in which we are witnessing the slow (and sometimes not so slow) implosion of the old industrial paradigm.