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… [T]here is no intellectually honest way to believe that the world can continue its near-total reliance on fossil fuels for much more than another decade — a paltry window of opportunity. We also know that we cannot wait until they go into decline before reaching for renewables and efficiency, simply because the scale of the challenge is so vast, and the alternatives are starting from such a low level that they will need decades of investment before they are ready to assume the load. The data is clear, and the mathematics are really quite straightforward. [1]

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Amazingly, there are many people who believe in peak oil.…

Michael Lynch offered that comment early in a not surprisingly vague article arguing peak oil this past summer. [Not that vague is a new tactic for him. Five years ago, Chris Nelder offered a concise analysis of Lynch’s work, and not much appears to have changed]: continue reading…

There’s been the expected, unfortunate, and misleading flurry of commentary about the demise of the peak oil “theory” [just like the “theory” of gravity, but I digress], from the usual assortment of industry shills and writers who prefer not bogging themselves down with facts. continue reading…