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In the Year 2020

London based Carbon Tracker is forecasting?that global demand for both coal and oil are set to peak just a few years from now, in the year 2020. The new report uses a model, in partnership with?Grantham Institute, that combines policy and economic factors to arrive at the surprising convergence. Indeed it would be unusual, given […]

The New Future of Energy Policy

Dear Readers: I’m currently writing a long-form post twice a month now for Chris Martenson’s excellent website, Peak Prosperity.com. Accordingly, I’ll be publishing the first (and free) part of these essays here at w88ประเทศไทย www.pinyourcrafts.com. Enjoy. — Gregor Flood myths are common to human culture. Swollen rivers, tidal storms, and tsunamis make their appearance frequently in […]

Choosing An Energy Deficit

Energy analyst and author Richard Heinberg published a sobering piece on energy transition and climate change last week, and he hits upon a theme that I’ve been addressing in my recent work on coal. Titled, Trying to Save the World, Heinberg writes about the energy deficit one would be choosing to enter, as part of […]

Carbon Crack-Up Two Thousand Twelve

Sometime in the year running up to the Presidential election in 2012, Washington will realize it’s made an enormous mistake.? And that mistake is making the ongoing issue of global oil supply subordinate to climate change policy. The result will be neither much improvement in national carbon emissions, nor the addition of enough public transport […]

Peak Autos

Some of the best economic discussions I’ve had this month were with my automechanic. We’ve discussed solar power. Land use laws. Housing development. And yes, trends in new and used auto sales. We are both firmly in agreement: new auto sales in North America peaked this decade and are unlikely to see those levels again […]

How To Pay for Everything

How to pay for everything: Monetize the air. The idea of emissions trading goes back more than 100 years to Alfred Marshall, a British economist, and Henry George, a US contemporary. Their insight was that assigning property rights to the environment was a good way to protect it. Unless someone owns the environment, polluting it […]