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shale gas

After Record Growth, Renewable Energy to Face “Very Difficult” Year

A report from the United Nations Environment Programme and Bloomberg New Energy Finance sums up the rapid growth of renewable energy in 2011, and looks at some of the clouds on the horizon

The View from Inside Chesapeake’s Board of Directors

Oil industry veteran Charles Maxwell tells the inside story of how Chesapeake Energy helped ignite the the shale gas rush

Estimates Clash for How Much Natural Gas in the United States

As U.S. policymakers contemplate a new era as the “Saudi Arabia of natural gas,” a new government analysis slashes estimates for unproved shale gas reserves.

U.S. Rejects Tar Sands Pipeline from Canada—For Now

After pressure from Republicans for a quick decision, the Obama administration decided to reject the proposed pipeline rather than try to rush its environmental review

Shale Gas: A Boon That Could Stunt Alternatives, Study Says

If shale gas remains plentiful and cheap, it could crowd out renewable energy as well as ways of capturing carbon dioxide and storing it underground


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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