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Hope for U.S. Oil: Where It Could Come From

Conventional oil production on land is declining across the nation—but there are great hopes for tight oil, enhanced recovery, and deepwater

“Ice Shield” Experiment Aims to Cool Mongolian City

Plan aims to boost natural river ice to combat warming temperatures

‘The Quest’ Questioned

World-famous energy historian and analyst Daniel Yergin attempts to shoot down the idea of peak oil—but his arguments are full of errors, fallacies, and biases

“The Quest” Questioned #5: Peak Oil = Running Out of Oil?

The idea of peak oil is not that the world will soon run out of oil, but that it will, at some point, reach a maximum and then gradually decline

Oil Man: Chroniques du début de la fin du pétrole

For non-francophones, it’s the chronicles of the beginning of the end of oil, a blog on Le Monde’s website

Solar Industry “Darwinism” Weeding Out Weaker Companies

Solar panel manufacturer gets raided by the FBI, Iran officially becomes a nuclear-powered country, and scientists plan a ghost town for research

The Climate Post: Worldwide Energy Shortages Triggered by Drought, Subsidies

Plagues of jellyfish, stimulated in part by climate change, clogged up power plants, and China’s coal bonanza has had a cooling effect (for the short term)

The Climate Post: Ailing Economies Push Richer Countries to Tap Emergency Oil Reserves

Natural gas fracking may be a “Ponzi scheme,” and U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq spend $20 billion a year on air conditioning

Drip, drip, drip—the sound of emergency oil hitting the market

The International Energy Agency announced it will tap into emergency stocks of oil to make up for the loss of Libyan oil

The Climate Post: The World has Passed Peak Oil, says Top Economist

In other news, renewables hit bottlenecks, feed-in tariffs for clean energy get choked by austerity measures, and the “Battle of the Buildings” begins


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

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