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Is peak oil real? 14° (14 replies)

We heard back in the Seventies that oil would run out by the end of the century. But with improving exploration and drilling technology, existing oil fields were extended, and new fields were found. So, why won't this happen again?

Started by Nick Lewis in June 2008, about Coal & Oil

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Coal = Devastation 5° (5 replies)

It's 10am, do you know where your electricity has been? Does your provider buy electricity from power plants using coal sourced from mountain top removal, MTR, operations. Coal is bad enough on it's own merits as a climate destroying fossil fuel but the "ecocide" of mountaintop removal is completely out ...

Started by C Robb W. in November 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Consumerism, Deforestation, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Pollution

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Financing microgeneration in Bermuda and elsewhere 2° (2 replies)

As the economy continues its tailspin towards terminal velocity, many will find the costs of installing renewable energy systems a deal breaker. Though the costs of systems are dropping, PV panel prices are set to decrease by as much as 40% by year end, (http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/009478.html) and will continue to drop ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Solar

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Acidic Seas threaten mass extinctions 2° (2 replies)

As reported on the BBC, our oceans are now more acidic than anytime in the last 500,000 years, 30% more acidic than at the start of the industrial revolution. This is a direct consequence of increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere due to human burning of fossil fuels. Are ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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6 key messages from Copenhagen 2° (2 replies)

2,500 of the worlds scientists from 80 countries have gathered in Copenhagen to build consensus and draw conclusions about the acceleration of the degradation of the planets' climate . The full report will come out in June but they have 6 key points ready for distribution now. I found them ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Smart Growth

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Market reactions on changing crude oil price 1° (1 reply)

Crude oil news and the volatility of oil markets have hit the headlines in recent years. Crude oil is one of the most important energy resources for the global consumers. This is one of the main reasons why many economies have failed thoroughly in facing the shocks of crude oil ...

Started by Lappen R. in December 2009, about Coal & Oil

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Curtailing new coal mining operations 1° (1 reply)

It is abundantly clear that coal mining is an environmental disaster on many levels. Certainly, Big Coal is doing a masterful job keeping the facts of how mining coal brutalizes the environment under the radar of the general public. Recently, two colleagues of min -- Clair Jones of Utah Chapter ...

Started by Steve T. in November 2009, about Celebrities, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Events, Water, Weather

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Today is the day. Stop Dirty Coal! 1° (1 reply)

Along with thousands of others including James Hansen, Wendell Berry and Gus Speth, Bill McKibben is putting his freedom on the line to protest dirty coal. Stand in solidarity with them. Here is a message from Bill McKibben; "Dear Friends, There are moments in a nation's--and a planet's--history when it ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Environmental Disasters, Events, Industry & Business, Pollution

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When it comes to power generation - Small is Beautiful 2° (2 replies)

Amory Lovins, chief scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute, negawatt guru and all around energy expert, has written a piece in the NY Times freakonomics blog regarding big power plants compared to small distributed generation power systems. It's fascinating stuff and the way forward. Yet another nail in the coffin of ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Nuclear, Smart Growth, Solar

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