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  • New from @RichardHeinberg: "Awaiting Our Own Reichstag Fire"

    Awaiting Our Own Reichstag Fire Post Carbon Institute 17 Feb '17, 4pm

    All of this speaks to the new administration’s evident intent to go full authoritarian on us. But success in carrying through with such intent is far from guaranteed. Donald Trump stands at the head of a cadre of insurgents that has managed to seize an extraordinary level of power in ...

  • A Hard-Nosed Optimism

    A Hard-Nosed Optimism Post Carbon Institute 18 Feb '17, 3pm

    In last week’s essay I used the phrase “hard-nosed optimism” to describe the attitude needed now as “an alternative to the lies of divisive bullies who take advantage of the elites’ failures in order to promote their own patently greedy interests.” This is the optimism Antonio Gramsci...

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    The Über-Lie Post Carbon Institute 06 Feb '17, 12pm

    If that’s what we see developing around us and we want something different, we will have to propose economic, political, and social forms that are appropriate to the biophysical realities increasingly confronting us—and that embody or promote cultural values that we wish to promote or...

  • The Peak Oil President? Post Carbon Institute 12 Jan '17, 11am

    Yet there are good reasons to be cautious in claiming a peak. Famously, several analysts have already called the peak too early—in 2005, 2008, and 2010. It was an understandable error. World production of conventional oil was indeed stalling during that time; what the too-early peakis...

    1. How Powerful Is Big 08 Jan '17, 9am
  • #CLIMATEchange #p2 Will the US really be a major energy exporter?

    Will the US Really Be a Major Energy Exporter? Post Carbon Institute 16 Jan '17, 12pm

    In order for U.S. tight oil production to significantly recover (it’s currently down by over 15 percent from its peak in 2015)—much less to grow to levels commensurate even with the more modest EIA forecasts—the industry desperately needs higher prices to incentivize much higher drill...

  • 2 new reports bring into ? everything EIA is telling us abt oil&gas:

    2016 Shale Gas Reality Check Post Carbon Institute 13 Dec '16, 5pm

    Shale gas production overall has been revised upward in all years, with revisions exceeding 30% after 2025 and reaching 50% in 2040. All plays have been revised upward with the exception of the Eagle Ford and early years in the Fayetteville and Barnett – in some plays/years by more th...

  • America has plunged into the unknown. Read my take on the #ElectionResults mayhem:

    Throw the bums out! Post Carbon Institute 09 Nov '16, 11pm

    Crises won’t go away because government refuses to acknowledge or address them. Climate change, resource depletion, and over-reliance on debt are wolves at the door. In light of all this, Post Carbon Institute’s organizational strategy continues to make sense: Build resilience at the ...

  • Localism in the Age of Trump

    Localism in the Age of Trump Post Carbon Institute 08 Dec '16, 12pm

    Let’s be clear: Trump’s ascendancy probably represents not a victory for localism or even populism, but merely a co-optation of legitimate popular frustrations by a corporatist huckster who intends to lead his merry band of cronies and sycophants in looting what’s left of America’s na...

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