Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

Peak Oil: Ten Bucks a Litre – Dick Smith

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Peak oil isn’t dead: an interview with Chris Nelder

Warnings about “peak oil” have been with us since the OPEC crisis in the 1970s. At some point, the experts said, the world would hit a limit on how much oil could be extracted from the ground. Production would then … Continue reading

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Nathan Lewis: Interview with an energy genius

If someone comes up with an idea that helps us overcome our energy/climate dilemma, it is likely to be Caltech chemistry professor Nathan Lewis. I have posted his full “Powering the Planet” presentation here. From Big Think via YouTube.

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Peak Oil: Tom Whipple from ASPO USA

Tom Whipple of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO USA) discusses global oil production and peak oil. These days, the conventional fields we are discovering are generally smaller, more remote and more difficult to develop. … Continue reading

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Doha Climate Change Summit: Amy Goodman speaks to Bill Hare about Climate Change mitigation

In this clip from the Doha Climate Change Summit, Amy Goodman from DemocracyNow! speaks to Bill Hare, co-author of the recent World Bank Climate Change report which predicts temperature rises of 4°C by the end of this century. I have … Continue reading

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Michael T. Klare – IEA World Energy Outlook 2012

The good, the bad, and the really, truly ugly World energy expert Michael T. Klare comments on the IEA’s 2012 World Energy Outlook report at TomDispatch. Conservative forces in the US have been promoting this report furiously, due to its … Continue reading

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Geoengineering … a good idea?

In this video, the ABC’s Lateline takes a look at one Canadian entrepreneur’s efforts at Geoengineering, designed to increase the local fish harvests for the indigenous Haida villagers that funded the idea. There is little background on Russ George in … Continue reading

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Peak Oil: The Nexus of Energy and Risk in the 21st Century

Peak Oil legend Robert Hirsch speaks at the Critical Power and Data Center Summit in Toledo. From GEM Energy via YouTube: On November 7, 2012, GEM Energy hosted the northwest Ohio region’s first Critical Power and Data Center Summit in … Continue reading

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End of growth: Jeff Rubin & David Suzuki on how to achieve a truly sustainable future

From the Western University, Canada via YouTube: Consider today’s sociopolitical landscape and it’s likely you’ll note the environment and the economy don’t exactly go hand in hand. In reality, the two are inextricable and, increasingly, need to be treated as … Continue reading

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Peak Oil: Richard Heinberg on Magic Pudding Economics

Heinberg on Magic Pudding Economics Rod Taylor from the 2XX Fuzzy Logic Science Show interviews Richard Heinberg on peak oil, the end of growth, and powering down for the future. Thanks to Rod from 2XX for permission to use the … Continue reading

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A positive approach to our multiple environmental crises!

Janaia Donaldson from Peak Moment TV talks to futurist Guy Daunceyapos, who is enthusiastically determined to solve our environmental problems! From Peak Moment: The author of Climate Change: 101 Solutions to Global Warming sees multiple environmental crises descending on us … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry, Drive On: Fossil Fools & Fracking Lies

Richard Heinberg from the Post Carbon Institute narrates a snappy animation from Monstro Design on the controversy over peak oil, which conservative fossil fuel industry forces would have us believe was overcome by hydraulic fracturing and unconventional oil resources. Richard … Continue reading

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SMH’s “Drive” rejects E10, joining a growing list of critics…

“E10 fuel a false economy?” SMH’s Drive certainly thinks so. This article, written by Drive Editor Richard Blackburn is a little short on scientific detail, but long on criticism: Promised cost savings don’t necessarily add up with ethanol-based fuels. It’s … Continue reading

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Hydrogen storage breakthrough at UNSW

The biggest hurdle in employing hydrogen as an alternative fuel source is the practical difficulties involved in its storage. Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have succeeded in addressing this challenge by synthesizing a nanostructure with extraordinary … Continue reading

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