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  • Amazing New Energy Source: Introducing TREES

    Amazing New Energy Source: Introducing TREES Post Carbon Institute 20 Aug '15, 2pm

    Some early critics of TREES technology have pointed out that the solar energy conversion efficiency of the process used (under ten percent) is relatively low as compared to that of the most advanced photovoltaic panels operating under laboratory conditions (46 percent). However, this ...

  • The Nation’s Oldest Weekly Channels PCI Post Carbon Institute 07 Aug '15, 6pm

    Well, a prolonged drop in the price of oil will end exploration and development of the remaining oil resources with the most exotic and expensive plays being shutdown first. A deflationary, low-to-no-growth economy has already reduced the demand for oil, but there is still a large wor...

  • What is the unspoken conclusion of the latest #IMF report? curtail and reverse economic #growth via…

    The IMF Tells a Half-Truth Post Carbon Institute 20 May '15, 6pm

    The take-away message of the IMF report for most readers would seem to be, “It costs us so much to burn fossil fuels ($10 million per minute, according to authors David Coady et al. ) that we would save enormous sums by transitioning to alternative energy sources.” But there is a lot ...

  • Talking Resilience with Chuck Collins: Welcome to the Future / @postcarbon

    Talking Resilience with Chuck Collins: Welcome to the Future Post Carbon Institute 11 Jul '15, 4pm

    [More] programmatically, Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition is looking at the regional food system. We helped start a farmers’ market, we have a food forest project, and…community gardening [projects]. We are interested in community energy, partnering with Co-op Power, and groups li...

  • Greece Diary: An outsider's analysis of the situation / @postcarbon

    Greece Diary Post Carbon Institute 10 Jul '15, 5pm

    Lurking in the background is the immigration question. Refugees from political chaos in the Middle East, and from worsening African poverty, have fed rapid population growth in Athens (and Istanbul as well). Immigration has boosted GDP in some ways (wealthy Syrians relocating to Istan...

  • The Anthropocene: It’s Not All About Us Post Carbon Institute 10 Apr '15, 7pm

    Defying risk of redundancy, I will hammer home the point: cheap, abundant energy is the prerequisite for the Techno-Anthropocene. We can only deal with the challenges of resource depletion and overpopulation by employing more energy. Running out of fresh water? Just build desalination...

  • Revisiting the Shale Oil Hype: Technology versus Geology

    Revisiting the Shale Oil Hype: Technology versus Geology Post Carbon Institute 30 Mar '15, 10pm

    Irrespective of price, geology is trumping technology in the Bakken and Eagle Ford plays. The widely reported ramp up in well productivity in the Bakken and Eagle Ford plays over the past year due to technology improvements does not exist when examined at the play- and county-level . ...

  • Pope Francis Rides an Encyclical

    Pope Francis Rides an Encyclical Post Carbon Institute 18 Jun '15, 8pm

    Conservative politicians and business leaders are bound to be unhappy, but they would be foolish to try discrediting the messenger. That’s because Pope Francis has attained rock star status; he’s even graced the cover of Rolling Stone . The “Francis effect” is bringing young Catholics...

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