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What the End of Oil Looks Like

Tesla charging station with a rooftop solar collector. This station is located in Tejon Ranch, California. Photo:Wikimedia Commons.

By Randy Bryant

I was driving around town a month ago (windows still open) with a noisy truck on one side and a motorcycle on the other. So my mind wandered again to thoughts […]

October 12 Green Energy News

Opinion:

“WSJ Gets it Wrong on ‘Why Peak Oil Predictions Haven’t Come True’” A wrong version of how our economy works has been handed down through the academic world, through our system of peer review, with each academic researcher following in the tracks of previous academic researchers. [Energy Collective]

Science and Technology:

An emerging class […]

Call to Ban Hazardous Rail Shipments of Shale Oil

Community leaders and advocates call on the Secretary of Transportation to ban use of hazardous rail cars to ship explosive crude oil

The fireball that followed the derailment and explosion of two trains, one carrying Bakken crude oil, on December 30, 2013, outside Casselton, ND. – U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

July […]

Oil Speculators Use Iraq as Excuse to Drive Up Prices

Sanders’ Bill Would Invoke Regulators’ Emergency Powers

WASHINGTON, June 19 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today accused oil companies and Wall Street speculators of using unrest in Iraq as a phony excuse to artificially drive up crude oil and gasoline prices.

The price of oil today rose above $115 a barrel – a […]

April 26 Green Energy News

Opinion:

“Rooftop Solar — Are The Grids Really Needed?” Being offgrid in the outback makes economic sense, but the bigger question for network operators around the world is whether those in more populated areas, even in the cities, will look to adopt similar measures. [CleanTechnica]

Science and Technology:

Minnesota based Skajaquoda has developed a portable […]

February 24 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

The idea that ammonia can be used as a fuel, while not new, is not widely known. The use of historically cheap coal and natural gas has kept ammonia on the sidelines in the electricity market as well. But one person is trying to change that. [Investing.com] The evidence is mounting that […]

Oil and Gas Price Forecast for 2014

Reposted from SmartPlanet:

Whither the world of energy prices during the next 12 months? Energy analyst Chris Nelder grades his 2013 oil and gas price forecast, and gazes into the crystal ball for his 2014 predictions.

It’s the end of the year, and that means it’s time to review my oil and gas price forecast […]

Is This the End of Peak Oil?

By George Harvey

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) made an announcement in late October that sounds like it could change the world. They are bringing a technology to market that makes butanol from cellulose. The thing that makes this special is that they claim the process doing this is carbon-negative. In other words, the process […]

New Administrator(s) Needed for Transition Vermont Website

Greetings folks, just wanted to reach out to the Transition Vermont community to let folks know that I would like to step down from my post as Transition Vermont administrator by the end of February. To that end, I want to hand the reigns to someone else, ideally someone who’s an active member of one […]