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Burning Coal Is Choking Our Planet and Its People, But Strangely, That’s OK

Here’s something that will put a smile on a few faces, i.e., those investors whose meager integrity and broken moral compass enables them to support coal as an energy source.  According to Energy Matters: Nearly all publicly traded US coal

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Coal Is Going Away, and It’s Not Coming Back

Here’s an article (with great graphics) that helps us understand the limits to the power of the Trump administration in the outcome of our civilization.  Can he slow down the integration of renewables into the grid-mix?  Yes, at a certain

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From Guest Blogger Jayde Ferguson: Diesel Generators Proving Key to Managing Australia’s Energy Crisis

Australia is experiencing a major energy crisis. Supply limitations and skyrocketing wholesale energy costs mean Federal and State governments are shelling out millions of dollars to keep ailing energy supply networks operating, while implementing emergency measures to sustain critical power

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We’re Saying Goodbye To Fossil Fuels, But Not As Soon As We’d Like

Jeff Merkley, a progressive senator from Oregon (a progressive state) is introducing legislation that provides a plan by which the country can wean itself off fossil fuels by 2050.  Though the details of the plan aren’t available, they include the

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The Rapid Migration from Fossil Fuels: Check Out Ireland

Just another day on an absurd planet.  Ireland is in the process of removing fossil fuels from its country, joining several European/Scandinavian countries that are moving swiftly in the same direction.  Meanwhile, back in the good ol’ U.S., we’re moving

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Yes, It’s True, Fossil Fuels Are Nearing the End of the Trail

When I say that the fossil fuel industry is approaching the end of its days, my words, understandably, are taken cum grano salis.   But what about when those same words are delivered by the CEO of Shell Oil? Shell

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A Look At Fossil Fuels

Here’s a letter, written by a member of the pro-nuke group of which I’m a part, published recently in Physics Today. Though these folks seem to have an unnatural enmity towards renewable energy,  they make many excellent points about the

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Fueling Our Transportation: Eventually We Need To Make a Choice

2GreenEnergy super-supporter comments on my post “What Exactly Is the Attraction of Fuel Cell-Based Transportation?” There is work going on to develop low cost robust fuel cells capable of running directly on liquified / compressed natural gas. Vehicles using this

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The Plight of Coal

Effective February 17, 2017, The Forest Service, part of the US Department of Agriculture, has reversed its initial ruling and will permit, once again, coal mining in the North Fork region of approximately 4.2 million acres of land located within the

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Peak Oil Is a Defunct Idea–But Does It Really Matter? 

As shown in the graphic below, the concept of peak oil is pretty much dead and buried.  In fact, there are supplies of all three fossil fuels to last indefinitely, as our technologies for extraction become more sophisticated.

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