08 Sep '11, 9pm

Peak oil, peak debt, and the concentration of power: Filed under: Energy News

This is a guest post by Charles Eisenstein, an author and faculty member at Goddard College in Vermont. When theorists approach the peak oil problem from the perspective of finding a substitute that will allow us to maintain our present energy infrastructure, their conclusion is one of despair. There may be many substitutes for oil as a concentrated form of storable energy, but none of them are nearly as good as oil itself. Those invested in the status quo would, quite understandably, like to maintain it, but it is becoming apparent even to the most highly invested that the status quo is doomed; that it can be maintained only temporarily, and at a rapidly accelerating environmental cost. The transition before us is not merely a transition in fuel types. It is also a transition in the whole energy infrastructure, both physical and psychological; a transition away from big p...

Full article: http://energybulletin.net/stories/2011-09-08/peak-oil-pea...

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