Our Blog | Peak Oil

The Wisdom of Yogi Berra, The Secret to Partying, and More!

by: EJ on 12/11/2017

Bruce King, author of the newly released The New Carbon Architecture: Building to Cool the Climate, promises to share many things with us in his new book.  In this joyful guest post, he shares the good news - the good climate news - of how buildings can be more than net zero and can actually extract carbon from the atmosphere.

read full article

What if There Was No Petroleum? A Thought Experiment

by: EJ on 09/15/2017

In this excerpt from The Retro Future: Looking to the Past to Reinvent the Future, author John Michael Greer invites us to participate in a thought experiment.  What if petroleum deposits had never happened?  What would our world look like now? 

A Road Not Yet Traveled

read full article

Jeep Versus Tesla, Which Car is Best for the Future?

by: EJ on 03/15/2017

Today's post is an excerpt from Dmitry Orlov's book, Shrinking the Technosphere: Getting a Grip on the Technologies that Limit our Autonomy, Self-Sufficiency and Freedom. The author poses a thought exercise that demonstrates how to apply his harm/benefit assessment to existing technology.

read full article

Students Arrested at Sit-In

by: EJ on 04/20/2015

Students at Yale, Harvard and University of Mary Washington made the news last week when they were arrested  during non-violent protests. What burning social justice issue were these students protesting?  War? Student fees? Minimum wage?  No, these students were protesting the fact that their universities are refusing to #divest from fossil fuels.

read full article

Biodiesel: Evil or Sexy?

by: Sara on 04/14/2015

Small-scale home biodiesel production holds a singular attraction for any do-it-yourself enthusiast who want to reduce their dependence on Big Oil. Today's blog post is from the introduction of Lyle Estill and Bob Armantrout's new book, Backyard Biodiesel, How to Brew Your own Fuel,
where the virtues of biodiesel are debated. 

Designed to be …

read full article