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Video Friday: No Worries, Keep Driving – Post Carbon Institute on Fossil Fools and Fracking

A dose of energy reality from the Post Carbon Institute This video from the Post Carbon Institute discusses the reality of our current energy economy and why leaders from both parties have bought into the recent hype that reliance on natural gas fracking and unconventional sources of oil – “tight” oil and tar sands – can stabilize our economy without…

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The growth fallacy

The Fallacy of Growth: Redefining Prospority

“We confabulate; we make stories up about how it is that. ‘Oh, everything is just fine, and our consumer-driven society is just OK; and of course the fact that we are emptying the seas, the fact that we are causing wide-spread climate change, you know the fact that we do have global hunger is just an anomaly, and we will…

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The Sticky Truth about Oil Spills and Tar Sands

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) The National Oil Spill Commission released its report on last year’s BP oil spill this week. The report laid out the blame for the spill, tagging each of the three companies working on the Deepwater Horizon at the time, Halliburton, Transocean and BP, and…

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An Open Letter to President Obama from the Post Carbon Institute

February 1, 2010 Dear President Obama, Your State of the Union speech last week laudably referenced clean tech and renewable energy several times. We ask that you follow your words with action, by leading the transition to a post-carbon economy and a healthier world. You also spoke of our need to face hard truths. Hard truth: Our continued, willful reliance…

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Energy and Peak Oil: Richard Heinberg on Peak Oil and Our Energy Future in the 21st Century

A lecture presented by educator and author Richard Heinberg on energy and peak oil, and what it means for society in the 21st century. Heinberg is senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute in Sebastopol, California.