Articles about Peak Oil
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The US-Saudi War with OPEC to Prolong Oil's Dying Empire
Whoever controls the price of oil can play god with the global economy - that’s why the US and Saudi Arabia are leading the way to smash OPEC and re-create a new global oil cartel “No one can set the price of oil,” said Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi earlier this...
Groundbreaking Study Confirms: We Must Leave Fossil Fuels "In the Ground"
New research first of its kind to identify specific national reserves that must remain untapped A groundbreaking new study is confirming what green campaigners have long argued: in order to stave off climate disaster, the majority of fossil fuel deposits around the...
Indigenous Voices: A Call To Keep The Oil In The Ground
I walk a small path, surrounded by an infinite number of trees, plants and the scent of flowers. My lungs fill with pure, fresh air when I take a deep breath. My bare feet touch the ground, damp from yesterday's rain. This is my home. This is where I grew up. This is what I...
These 3 Colleges Stopped Investing in Fossil Fuels-One Year Later, Their Endowments Are Doing Just Fine
You can hear the sounds of new construction from just about any point on Sterling College’s bucolic Vermont campus. The whir of saws and plink of hammers ricochet off the nearby Lowell Mountains as students—26 percent more than were enrolled just two years ago—shuffle to...
How to Fry a Planet
The Third Carbon Age: Don’t for a Second Imagine We’re Heading for an Era of Renewable Energy When it comes to energy and economics in the climate-change era, nothing is what it seems.  Most of us believe (or want to believe) that the second carbon era, the Age of Oil...
Why the Peak Oilers are Still Right
The piece is excerpted from the new book Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future. In the past two or three years this debate has reached a significant turning point. Evidence that climate change is real and caused by human activity has...
A Month in the Life of Big Oil: 13 Oil Spills in 30 Days
Moving oil is a dirty business, and never has that been more clear than this past month. Since March 11, the global oil industry has had 13 spills on three continents. In North and South America alone, they’ve spilled more than a million gallons of oil and toxic chemicals –...
IEA acknowledges: Two-Thirds of Oil Must Stay in the Ground by 2050 to Avoid Climate Catastrophe
The International Energy Agency released its annual flagship publication yesterday, the World Energy Outlook. The IEA made an historic statement in the executive summary. It said, “No more than one-third of proven reserves of fossil fuels can be consumed prior to 2050 if...
Drawing a Line in the (Tar) Sand: Protests in Texas delay the Keystone pipeline while opposition to it grows
It was a dreary late- September morning in the East Texas woods outside of Winnsboro, chill and drizzly. Everything was wet or damp except for the spirits of four young people sitting in a tree stand. They were perched 30 feet above the path of the Keystone XL pipeline...
Peak Oil F.A.Q.
Thanks and Disclaimer: This F.A.Q. is taken from "Life After The Oil Crash, compiled by Matt Savinar," which is no longer online. We are aware that the solutions of L.A.T.O.C. are more "self-sufficiency"oriented, rather than with building solidarity and community, which we...
Peak Shrink helps people fight pathological optimism about oil
Panglossian Disorder? What on earth is that? And how does it apply to peak oil? Inspired by the eternal optimist Dr. Pangloss from Voltaire’s Candide, psychologist Kathy McMahon, who calls herself the “peak shrink,” explains on Peak Moment TV (episode 199) that she invented...
Chart: Why $4-Per-Gallon Gas Is Damn Cheap
Inspired by Cord's thought-provoking post on the per gallon prices of various liquids, and by Sarah Palin's ill-informed Facebook rant on the "$4-Per-Gallon President," I decided to take a closer look at gasoline prices around the world. Mrs. Palin might be interested to...
The Moral Calculus of Mega-Economics
March 14, 2011 (1400 hrs) - Watching scenes of the devastation is emotionally taxing. Bodies continue to be found everywhere. The body count in Miyagi Prefecture alone is now over 10,000. Whole towns completely wiped off the map. Even if people escaped with their lives, those...
Breaking: EPA Vetoes Largest Mountaintop Removal Permit: New Era of Civility in the Coalfields?
It's been a long time coming. Now it's final. Lisa Jackson and the EPA have gone to the mountaintop and announced their veto of the largest mountaintop removal mining permit in Appalachia. "This ushers in a new era of civility in the coalfields," said long-time coalfields...
International Energy Agency Reports Peak Oil Happened in 2006
The Beginning of a New Era  It can no longer be labeled a crackpot theory, a distant prediction, or a doomsday scenario.  It's official.  Peak Oil was reached in 2006.  This is the assessment of the International Energy Agency-- the intergovernmental organization that...