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A far from perfect storm

The latest from Tim Watkins at The Consciousness of Sheep concludes that: ….. the continued operation of an advanced industrial economy like the UK depends upon the weather to avoid collapse this winter.  And we might, perhaps, want to ask some … Continue reading

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Fears of winter energy crunch send chill through market

If electricity prices, delivered through the grid increase for the foreseeable future, whilst prosperity is declining, going off-grid must begin to make sense.  Especially off-grid communities. From “The Times”: Across Britain, consumers and businesses are feeling the pinch from rising … Continue reading

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The Afghanistan Fiasco (and Today’s High Level of Conflict) Reflect an Energy Problem

Gail Tverberg’s latest post includes: [7] In a finite world, longer-term models need to take into account the fact that resources deplete and the population keeps rising. Any modeler who tries to take into account the fact that resources deplete … Continue reading

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THE “NEW ENERGY ECONOMY”: AN EXERCISE IN MAGICAL THINKING

This is an extract from a paper by Mark P. Mill, Senior Fellow of the Manhattan Insitute A movement has been growing for decades to replace hydrocarbons, which collectively supply 84% of the world’s energy. It began with the fear … Continue reading

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