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Biofuels vs Food

by: Heather on 01/08/2008
Posted in: Peak Oil

On Sharon Astyk's blog today she features an in-depth analysis of an article called Fermenting the Food Supply by Stuart Staniford. Stuart argues that "biofuel growth is by far the greatest near-term challenge arising from the plateauing of global oil supply", and goes on to prove his point with an impressive array of statistics, graphs and data …

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The New World War 2

by: Heather on 11/23/2007
Posted in: Peak Oil

A recent report by Germany's Energy Watch Group states that world oil production peaked in 2006 and will fall by half as early as 2030. Oil prices are hovering near $100 a barrel, and the situation in the US is exacerbated by a weak dollar and a faltering economy. Peak Oil isn't just coming faster than we think - it's upon us. But like Nero …

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The Twelfth Hour

by: Heather on 09/07/2007
Posted in: Peak Oil

Here at New Society we pay a lot of attention to Peak Oil and the decline of our reliance on fossil fuels. Author John Michael Greer (also known as the Grand Archdruid) regularly writes about these and related issues on his blog The Archdruid Report. Recently he posted a thought-provoking entry on our resistance as a society to accepting that we …

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