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Peak Oil

Oil's Big Dirty Secret as Producers Rake in Hundreds of Billions

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Were we to learn that the supply of oil is limitless, the emperor's clothes would evaporate and the price of oil would collapse.

Understanding Peak Oil Through... Peak Caviar?

The Oil Drum | Ugo Bardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

How best to explain the concept of Peak Oil? How about this: There is a finite amount of oil in the ground and at a certain point, we'll increase prod...

Oil Prices and the Media: Why the Blackout on Peak Oil

Gabriel Rotello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabriel Rotello

Many peak oil folks warn that there is no energy source or combination of sources on the horizon that can fully compensate for the decline of oil over the next few decades.

Why Do We Spend So Much On National Security?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Takahashi

"I've never seen our lack of strategic depth be where it is today." General Richard Cody, Army Vice Chief of Staff TIME, April 14, 2008 Let me see ...

Today's Wonderful News for Planet Earth

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Ostertag

Gas went up to $4 a gallon and Americans cut out nearly 10 billion miles of driving in one month. This is real, measurable, verified data that shows that we can solve the climate crisis.

Billions and Trillions

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

Laid end to end, a billion one dollar bills would circle the globe at the equator four times. How far does a sum of one billion dollars go these days?

A Freight Train Full of Dollars

Matthew Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew Stein

At the current price, a whopping $1.5 billion gets sent out of our country each and every day to keep America "well oiled."

Taking Al Gore's Challenge: A 10-Point Plan to Repower America

Debbie Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Debbie Cook

If we fail to adapt intelligently to the post-CO2 era, the next few decades will see even higher energy costs -- leaving us with a ruined environment and a shattered economy, unable to face a future without fossil fuels.

Solving Energy Crisis with Renewables Could Lead to Ecological Collapse

Rebekah and Stephen Hren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebekah and Stephen Hren

Lost amongst all the "solutions" to the energy crisis lies the fact that the energy crisis is simply one component of a much broader ecological crisis.

It's Time For America To Get Smart About Energy

Debbie Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Debbie Cook

More people are now moving past the denial stage and are beginning to consider intelligent responses to the env=ergy problems we will face in the coming decades.

The Free Green Energy Age (Part 5)

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

This is the fifth and final article of my HuffPo series on finding an optimal solution for Peak Oil and Global Warming.

The Free and Clean Hydrogen Age (Part 3)

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

The government doesn't need to suffocate the economy in order to produce sufficient revenues to support a free and clean hydrogen economy.

What About Free Hydrogen? (Part 2)

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

Peak oil is changing the topography of energy economics, and petroleum suppliers must start today to make monumental corporate decisions on what they will become tomorrow.

What About Free Hydrogen? (Part 1)

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

We'll come to the how later, but an ideal alternative worthy of discussion would be one powered by clean and sustainable hydrogen.

The End of Oil

Michael T. Klare | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael T. Klare

The idea that the oil crisis can be resolved through restoring an environment of cheap and abundant oil is fundamentally flawed -- evidence suggests it is the beginning of the end of the petroleum age.

Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

Government report links extreme weather to global warming, traffic pollution to childhood allergies, Denver Police stockpiling pepper weapons and Rumsfeld got torture advice from Army psychologists.

Simple Solutions to Energy and Global Warming

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

Actual decisions affecting environmental policy will be made only if the world is by then in the midst of depression and oil rests at $250/barrel. But, then, isn't that a bit too late?

Why Do Republicans Like Fossil Fuels and Not Care That Much for the Environment?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

McCain and Obama are at polar opposites on the matter of energy; the issue of fossil / nuclear energy versus green energy could well be the uniquely different determining factor in November.

Oil Prices 101: What Goes Into Today's High Prices?

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Oil, Supply, Demand, Speculation, Failing Dollar, oil prices, crude oil prices, oil, oil companies, big oil, oil industry, peak oil...

Is The Media's Manipulation of Market News to Blame For The Current Market Meltdown?

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Keiser

Markets need transparency if benefits of the "invisible hand" are to be distributed to the widest section of the population. This interferes with the agenda of America's copyright, news monopolists and bankers who support them.

Who's To Blame For Today's Oil Prices? | John Laumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One of the popular vote-pandering narratives pursued by US Congress Critters, lately, has been 'oil companies making too much money,' bankrupting the...

Peak Everything: 8 Things We Are Running Out Of And Why | Lloyd Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Getty Images Why is everything running out at the same time? We did a series on Planet Green where we looked at why those basic things that we take ...

Behind Skyrocketing Oil Prices

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weissman

Market manipulation may be contributing to the recent oil price spike -- though even in the worst case, it is only part of the story.