Energy

Trump orders revival of Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines (1/24/2017)

An anti-science real estate mogul is about to be our next president. Exxon’s CEO (and Putin’s BFF) is slated to run the State Department. The man named to lead the Department of…oh yes, Energy – wants to dismantle it. And the incoming head of the EPA has sued it so often he doesn’t even recognize the agency’s name without “DEFENDANT” stamped in front of it. Price of Oil.org (12/20/2016)
"one hundred and nine countries have enacted some form of policy regarding renewable power, and 118 countries have set targets for renewable energy. In contrast, the United States has not adopted any consistent and stable set of policies at the national level to foster the use of renewable energy" Kelly Sims Gallagher
... if you scan the planet for conflict, what you’ll find from Syria and Iraq to the South China Sea are a series of energy wars -- fossil-fuel conflicts to be exact. At present, despite some hopeful signs, this crazed planet of ours is still a ravenous beast that only fossil fuels can sate. No question that conflicts and wars are terrible things. Just consider the million new refugees just generated by the disintegration of Iraq in a blaze of warfare and sectarian killings. But oil wars add a grim twist to the mix, because when they’re settled, however miserably or bloodily, the winners take to the oil rigs and the refineries and pump out yet more of the stuff that puts carbon dioxide and methane, both greenhouse gases, into the atmosphere and, as in the Middle East today, creates the basis for yet more conflict. Michael Klare TomDispatch (7/8/2014)
After members of the FERC were appointed with Mr. Lay's personal review and approval, Enron went on to bilk the electric ratepayers of California and other states without the inconvenience of federal regulators trying to protect citizens from the company's criminal behavior. From Al Gore's Assault on Reason.
"Most of the oil that can be reached through drilling from traditional rigs is depleted. In response, the fossil fuel industry has developed new technologies to go after dirtier, less efficient forms of energy. These technologies bring with them a dramatically heightened cost fo ecosystems. They accelerate the warming of the planet and contaminate vital water sources. Deepwater Arctic drilling, tar sand extraction, hydraulic fracturing (or hydrofracking), and drilling horizontally, given the cost of extraction and the effects on the environment, amount to ecological suicide." Chris Hedges, Wages of Rebellion pg 208

Dumb and Dumber: Coal-Loving Wyoming Legislators Are Pushing a Bill to Outlaw Wind and Solar (1/15/2017)

Trump and the Republican Party are doing Big Oil's bidding (9/14/2016)

Donald Trump Promises to ‘Cancel’ Paris Climate Deal (5/26/2016)

Oil and gas industry has pumped millions into Republican campaigns (3/1/2016)

US blocks India’s solar power plan (2/26/2016)

Fracking Goes on Trial for Human Rights Violations (11/14/2015)

Exxon's climate lie: 'No corporation has ever done anything this big or bad' Bill McKibben

Denmark's wind power just exceeded their energy demand (7/10/2015)

sCIENTISTS uRGE cANADA TO sTOP tAR sANDS eXPANSION (6/10/2015)

Fossil fuel subsidies are $5.3 TRILLION ($10 million/minute), more than all healthcare (5/19/2015)

How correct were Colin Campbell and Jean Laherrère when they published “The End of Cheap Oil” in 1998? (2/26/2015)

Why GOP Arguments for the Keystone XL Pipeline Are a Sick Joke (1/12/2015)


Which fossil fuels must remain in the ground to limit global warming? (1/7/2015)

Between China and Keystone XL (11/20/2014)

Lobbyists advice to oil and gas: play "ugly" if you want to keep drilling.(10/30/2014)

After the Lights Go Out...What Then ? (7/1/2014)

The Devastating Social and Environmental Impacts of The Keystone TransCanada Tar Sands Pipeline (6/19/2014)

Let them eat Carbon (5/27/2014)

World Bank Energy Lending Still Veering in Wrong Direction (4/11/2014)

Koch Brothers Stand to Make $100 Billion from Keystone XL (10/23/2013)

How Big Oil Uses the Republican Party (5/10/2013)

Peak Oil as Seen through the Eyes of Arab Oil Producers (4/11/2013)

Protest the fossil fuel interests blocking obama (1/6/2013)

A Thermonuclear Energy Bomb in Christmas Wrapping: Michael Klare (11/27/2012)

Neither Party Wants to Offend the Fossil Fuel Industry: James Hanson (11/1/2012)

Romney's energy policy a liability...among republicans (8/27/2012)

Senate Republicans Defeat Proposal to End Subsidies For Oil Companies (3/29/12)

The Energy Landscape of 2041 (6/25/2011) Michael Klare.

Republican Nonsense Is Sending Billions in Green Energy Investments to China, Europe Instead of US (8/17/2010)

Guy McPherson


Another example of Republicans inability to govern:

It is clear now that we need to leave fossil fuel in the ground and mount a massive program of energy from renewables.  We are killing nature and  destroying the habitability of the planet.  See environment.

Here's the forecast.

The US Needs a New Energy Policy...Now (7/16/2010)

Is Net Energy Peaking ? Kurt Cobb (7/5/2010)

"The simple truth is that cheap and easy oil is gone. This is one emergency we can't drill
our way out of."
Billionaire oilman, T. Boone Pickens

Demand for oil will hit record levels and threaten recovery, says energy agency (4/14/2010)

After Peak Oil, Are We Headed For Social Collapse ? (4/16/2010)

Mike Ruppert (video)

A Petrocollapse Timeline (November 2009)

Price Of Oil

Clean Energy Common Sense

WeCanSolveIt.org

Energy Reality (Jim Kunstler's Blog)

no agrofuels

Hubbert's Peak

Paul Robert's Blog

Al Gore's Challenge (video of the speech is here.)

Republicans Have Handed Democrats a Winning Election Issue (8/20/2008)

Peak Oil Crash Course

Wilderness Society

The Reality Blog

Naomi Klein on Fox News

Picken's Plan

Blame Bush for High Oil Prices

Global warming, urban sprawl, traffic deaths, huge trade deficits,  war in Iraq, huge military budgets, world ill will, and an epidemic of obesity can all be attributed to profligate use of oil. Since we are at a peak in oil production (and consumption), policy makers need to start taking a hard look at the consequences of oil dependence and come up with an energy policy that conserves. global_warming.htm

We are reaching peak oil even while demand from the rest of the world is rapidly increasing, so the US lifestyle is going to change. Michael Klare wrote this "Beyond the Age of Petroleum" for the Nation.

Connecticut Clean Energy Options.

Dieoff.org

Reality Bites Again

PriceOfOil.org

The real scoop on biofuels. 

FTW  Exclusive Interview Colin Campbell on Oil

Steep decline in oil production brings risk of war and unrest, says new study --Output peaked in 2006 and will fall 7% a year --Decline in gas, coal and uranium also predicted 22 Oct 2007 World oil production has already peaked and will fall by half as soon as 2030, according to a report which also warns that extreme shortages of fossil fuels will lead to wars and social breakdown. The German-based Energy Watch Group will release its study in London today saying that global oil production peaked in 2006 - much earlier than most experts had expected.

India to produce an air powered car.

Video

Wiebo's War

The End Of Suburbia:  Watch Free Documentary On-Line.

GasLand 2010 movie that showed home owners in the Marcellus shale region of Pennsylvania who had so much methane coming out of their faucets they were able to ignite a jet of flame.

Bibliography

The Race For What's Left: Michael Klare

Too Much Magic, Wishful thinking, technology, and the fate of the nation: James Howard Kunstler

Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: Michael Klare

Crossing the Rubicon: Michael Ruppert

The Petroleum Triangle: Steve A. Yetiv

The Long Emergency: James Howard Kunstler

The end of Oil: Paul Roberts.  http://the-end-of-oil.com/

 
 
Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum ...
 
 

Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum ...

by Michael T. Klare - Political Science - 2004 - 265 pages
 

With clarity and urgency, Blood and Oil delineates the United States' predicament and cautions that it is time to change our energy policies, before we...

 

The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry, and What We Must Do To Stop It

In this new book, IPS visiting scholar Antonia Juhasz documents the virtually unparalleled global power and political influence of the U.S. oil industry and exposes the truth behind $150-a-barrel oil, $4.50-a-gallon gasoline, and the highest profits in corporate history. Following her blockbuster book Bush Agenda - Invading the World One Economy at a Time, Juhasz has produced an equally powerful expose of how Big Oil gets what it wants - through money, influence, and lies. The Tyranny of Oil, published by William Morrow (an imprint of HarperCollins), offers both a new take on problems and a new set of solutions as Juhasz puts forward an immediate call to action - a formula for reining in the industry, its governmental lobbying power, environmental destruction, and violence while reducing global dependence on oil.

A "timely, blistering critique...white-hot...Explosive fuel for the raging debate on oil prices." - Kirkus Reviews.

 


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