End of Civilization as We Know It Part 2

While a terrorist attack on the grid or a Carrington Event would cause devastation, the ultimate effect would vary because of how the grid is organized, together with the extent of damage caused by the attack or event. The grid Continue reading End of Civilization as We Know It Part 2

Another Peak Oil Fad, Part 1

For 70 years, environmentalists have predicted the world would see diminishing supplies of oil after reaching a peak in production. The peak never occurred and the peak oil fantasy has been put to bed, at least for the foreseeable future, Continue reading Another Peak Oil Fad, Part 1

Europe’s Environmental Disaster

It’s not the floods or any other natural disaster. It’s a self-inflicted disaster, caused by trying to cut CO2 emissions 80% by 2050. Even Germany is beginning to realize that it can’t continue to support renewable energy. The accompanying chart Continue reading Europe’s Environmental Disaster

Shale Gas and Foreign Policy

Not only has the shale gas revolution in the United States afforded the United States an opportunity to become energy independent, it is also creating a revolution in geopolitics. Fracking, brought about by private industry working on private land, is Continue reading Shale Gas and Foreign Policy

Calling For Government Mandates

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has issued a report critical of the United States for the amount of energy it uses. The ACEEE report ranks the United States 9th out of 12 world economies for energy efficiency. Continue reading Calling For Government Mandates

Stop Fracking and Help Russia

We can help Russia by stopping, or substantially curtailing, fracking. Do we want to help Russia, or is this only an unintended consequence of efforts to stop fracking? Russia, a major supplier of natural gas to Europe, has sold its Continue reading Stop Fracking and Help Russia