Category Archives: Energy

Making Your Home Self Sufficient in Power and Heat

Making Your Own Heat and Electricity In Any Climate or Location Suddenly it is becoming possible to make all the electricity and heat for your home that you could need — no matter your latitude or weather conditions. Using “micro … Continue reading

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There Is No Future Without Power

What Does Energy Suicide Look Like? With the best of stated intentions, Germany is cutting its own throat. The unfolding disaster called Energiewende is slowly but surely destroying the foundations of Deutschland’s industrial base, thus destroying Germany’s economy in a … Continue reading

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Gods of the Apocalypse Fade, as True Believers Slip Away

The late 20th century was a mother lode for prophets of the apocalypse. Of all the apocalyptic faiths of the 1980s and 1990s, none was more strongly held than the one true faith in Peak Oil Armageddon. And why not? … Continue reading

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Green Energy is an Unimitigated Disaster

Germany, Australia, and Ontario — among other jurisdictions — made catastrophic errors in judgment when they committed their constituents to a dependency on unreliable, unaffordable, poor quality wind and solar energy. Now, these governments are beginning to pay the price … Continue reading

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Elusive Fusion Power: Our Greatest Challenge? It Will Not Invent Itself

We seek him here, we seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven? — Is he in hell? That damned, elusive Pimpernel __ The Scarlet Pimpernel Controlled nuclear fusion is like the Scarlet Pimpernel: damned elusive, … Continue reading

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Why the World is Turning to Coal: It Works!

Per a report from the World Coal Association, there [are] currently 861 billion tons of proven coal reserves worldwide, implying that there is enough coal to last nearly 112 years at current rates of production. In comparison with this, proven … Continue reading

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Climate Apocalypse Cult; Green Energy Swindle

The Mainstream Offers You Fantasy; The Reality is Much More Interesting The corrupt scam begins to unfold Climate Apocalypse Cult More charts at source A nice summary of the climate controversy Green Energy Swindle Adding More Erratic Intermittently Unpredictable Energy … Continue reading

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Confidence, Oil, Sperm to Surge Under Trump

Surging Confidence by Consumers, Small Business, and Big Business The change in US presidential administration seems to be signalling a significant boost in confidence toward the future at all levels of the productive sectors of the economy. Consumer Confidence Surges … Continue reading

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Future Power: Particle Beams and Solid Ion Conductors

Without Abundant, Reliable, Affordable High Quality Power, Humans Have No Future Today’s article looks at some technologies that can make power systems more reliable, affordable, and more prolific creators of high quality power. To create an abundant and expansive human … Continue reading

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German Bundesrat Moves Closer to Banning Human Beings

The German legislature has voted to ban all motor vehicles — except “zero-emission” vehicles — by the year 2030. As we see from the graphic above, almost all CO2 emissions come from natural sources, including human beings. It makes no … Continue reading

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The Peak Oil Fad Loses Traction

What Happened to the Great 2005 Peak Oil Collapse? The rapid growth in North American oil production leading to the global oil glut, has dominated public concerns about oil for the past few years. Oil surpluses are likely to continue … Continue reading

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Green Billionaires Threaten Foundation of Modern Societies

Warren Buffet, billionaire and major investor in wind energy, has admitted that wind isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. “The only reason to build them [wind farms]” is the subsidies; “They don’t make sense without” them. … As … Continue reading

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US Shale Kicks Putin, OPEC, in Teeth

If U.S. shale can withstand domestic political pressure against hydraulic fracking, and regulatory incentives promoting a shift to renewable energies, it stands to disrupt OPEC’s global oil cartel and Russia’s strong influence in Europe, and establish the United States as … Continue reading

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Oil Price Outlook: July 2016

Where Things Stand According to the EIA, crude oil prices actually peaked in March of 2012 with Brent Light Sweet Crude (Brent) topping out at more than $125 per barrel and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) reaching nearly $110. They have … Continue reading

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Climate Apocalypse Cult-Ideology Drives Green Energy Disaster

Without the Climate Apocalypse Cult, Why Would Anyone Buy Into Unreliable Intermittent Energy? The people and government of South Australia are discovering to their horror and regret what happens when bureaucrats buy too deeply into the intermittent, unreliable green energy … Continue reading

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The Age of Petroleum Has Just Begun

At Most, Humans Have Only Used 2% of Earth’s Petroleum Petroleum is formed from that portion of the organic matter deposited in sediments in a chemically reducing environment – no free oxygen. That condition requires a deep water depositional environment … Continue reading

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Emerging North American Independence

“When the United States pulls back this time, it’s going to tear down the global order with it,” he said. “The only question in my mind is, will it fall apart next year, or will it take a decade?” Source … Continue reading

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Boosting Power Supply Resilience: Islanding via Microgrid

Basic Microgrid Concepts First of all, microgrids have nothing to do with unreliable intermittent energy schemes such as big wind farms and industrial solar power arrays. Microgrids are about building robust resilience into larger power systems. They are also about … Continue reading

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Investors Revolted by Tesla Motors’ Plan to Acquire SolarCity

… a struggling SolarCity could be a burden on Tesla, which is also using up cash fast. Tesla’s free cash flow last year was a negative $2.2 billion. In theory, then, a combination of Tesla and SolarCity would have burned … Continue reading

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Beyond the Peak Oil Delusion: Two Scenarios for Oil Markets

Oil prices have declined substantially from the heady “peak oil delusion days” of the last decade. Now we are offered two separate narratives explaining why oil prices are likely to stay low: Demand depletion vs. splintered demand. The first [narrative] … Continue reading

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Energy Bridge: Cheap Oil & Gas for Next Few Decades

The Age of Cheap Oil & Gas Begins Scientific American: Another 40 million barrels per day of global oil production looms on the near horizon. Geopolitics will never be the same. A world of growing and geographically diversified oil supply … Continue reading

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April Energy Packets

Update: North American Shale Becoming Cheaper and Easier to Produce Advances in shale oil & gas production are keeping North American shale in the game long after Saudi Arabia and Russia thought they could out-produce the upstarts into the dirt. … Continue reading

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Licorice-Stick Nuclear Fuel: Keeping Nuclear Power Alive Until the Next Generation of Reactors Arrives on the Scene

Evolutionary Nuclear Fuel May Extend Safe Lifetimes of Existing Nuclear Reactors by Decades The fuel rods made by Lightbridge differ from today’s in several ways. Rather than a ceramic oxide of uranium, they’re made of a uranium-zirconium alloy that transports … Continue reading

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A False Dawn for Oil Prices

http://i.cdn.turner.com/money/.element/script/7.0/players/embed.js?videoid=/video/news/economy/2016/02/25/story-behind-oils-plunge.cnnmoney Basically there is too much oil on the market, and there is dampened demand. You can’t mess with the fundamentals. __ http://uk.businessinsider.com/oil-prices-march-21-and-forecast-2016-3 Oil state dictators and despots are desperate for a new dawn in oil prices. Oil-dependent prison states … Continue reading

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Putin’s Bloody Theatre of War

Russia the Hollow Superpower Mr Putin’s Russia is more fragile than he pretends. The economy is failing. The rise in oil prices after 2000, when Mr Putin first became president, provided $1.1 trillion of windfall export revenues for him to … Continue reading

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