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Why The Coming Oil Crunch Will Shock The World

And why we need a new energy strategy -- fast
Friday, July 6, 2018, 7:42 PM

A responsible global society should have a credible and very publicly-stated energy strategy providing a road map for weaning itself from fossil fuels before they become prohibitively expensive/scarce.

But since we don't have one, the alternative path we're taking is to sleepwalk into the future with no plan for feeding 9 billion people or re-building a crumbled global infrastructure -- let alone facing the additional challenges of running out of critical minerals, dealing with destroyed ecosystems, and being unable to field the necessary fuel and economic complexity to install a brand-new energy infrastructure measuring in the hundreds of quadrillions of BTUs.

This business-as-usual path will be marked by the three D’s: despair, demoralization, and death. » Read more

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G7 Nations Agree To Phase Out Fossil Fuels

Is this news for real?
Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 11:20 AM

Yesterday saw a promising headline: at a recent G7 gathering, the leaders apparently agreed to the impossible: cutting carbon emissions by 40%-70% by 2050.  The only real way to do this, obviously, is to cut the use of fossil fuels. And that’s what they apparently agreed to do. » Read more

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Why Oil Is Going To Double In Price

ETA? About a year from now
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 11:01 AM

We’ve got an oil emergency brewing right now. I know that this idea runs utterly counter to the mainstream narrative of a shale oil bonanza that has us swimming in oil; but that’s why this site exists.

Within a year, possibly a little longer but not much, I think the price of oil is going to double from its current per barrel price of $50 US/$60 Brent. » Read more

Deal of the Week

Building Resiliency with GoalZero

GoalZero Solar Power Kits Holiday Sale

Special offer on GoalZero products
Monday, December 3, 2012, 7:40 PM

We are pleased to announce that PrepareDirect is offering PeakProsperity.com readers a special holiday discount of 5% off all GoalZero Kits and Components.

GoalZero offers portable, expandable, and affordable backup and off-grid power solutions for lighting, communications and small 12V coolers. It's also great for powering smaller electronic devices when traveling, camping and backpacking. The GoalZero product line offers entry-level resilience building opportunities for your backup power needs.

Read the recent article by PeakProsperity member moyera on his experience with GoalZero products: Building Resiliency with GoalZero

Specifically, PrepareDirect is offering us:

  • A 5% additional discount on all GoalZero Power Products and Kits
  • Free shipping on orders $99 or more

Click here to take advantage of this offer and use Coupon Code: PEAKGOAL5, exclusive to PeakProsperity.com readers. Offer will be valid through the month of December, 2012.

There are many occasions presented to us throughout the year where having a reliable and renewable backup power solution is not only prudent but necessary.  From storms in the winter that bring down power lines, to summer brownouts and blackouts, our public power systems can suddenly become unavailable for hours -- sometimes even days and weeks.  Hurrincane Sandy and the recent serious of storms on the West Coast are just a few examples of where power outages have effected large segments of the US. 

We encourage you to evaluate your current energy usage and determine what the critical functions you need power are and develop a strategy for providing emergency backup power to meet those needs. Review the WSID Guide for a discussion of Power, Heating, and Communications and the other areas to look at in emergency situations where a lack of power might leave you unacceptably vulnerable. 

We hope you continue to find these offers on essential resiliency items a welcome addition to the news and other articles on the site. We look forward to providing updates to the WSID Guide and Series in the coming year.  

cheers,
Jason

Full disclosure: Based on our existing relationship with PrepareDirect, PeakProsperity.com will receive a small commission if you purchase through this special offer. This will not impact the price you pay (in fact,as the offer states, you're getting an exclusive price discount not available to the public-at-large). The proceeds we receive will be immediately invested to fund new features and functionality for this site.

We’d also love to hear any feedback based on your first-hand experience with the products and vendors that we recommend through these special offers (and elsewhere on this site). Our goal is to ensure that we’re doing our utmost to offer the best guidance for utility, value, and service. » Read more

What Should I Do?

Solar Panels ready for mounting.

Installing a Solar Energy System

Building resiliency with the sun
Saturday, November 27, 2010, 12:51 AM

Like many of you reading this article, I am fairly new to the realization that our future may not turn out the way we originally planned.  A little over two years ago, after the financial turmoil set in, I began to wake up from my comfortable, relatively uncomplicated life and take a closer look at what was going on around me. 

I was first introduced to the Crash Course by an attendee at the 2009 CPAC Liberty Forum in Washington, DC where I had gone to hear Ron Paul speak.  Little did I know how dramatic an impact that one conversation would have on my life.  After watching the Crash Course a couple of times, many pieces of the puzzle started to fall together, and I quickly progressed to Stage 4 - Fear.  (See The Six Stages of Awareness for more on that topic).  A few weeks after I attended Dr. Martenson's Lowesville seminar, I decided it was time to take immediate action.  I've also had to deal with the challenges of convincing my partner that these changes were really worthwhile and necessary and that I wasn't a raving lunatic who would soon be wearing a tin foil hat!

I hope reading about the thermal and photovoltaic solar systems we have installed will encourage you to think about actions you can take to prepare for our uncertain future.  Since it would be impossible to even begin to give every detail about how the systems work or how to put one together, my goal is to show what can be done, give you things to consider, suggest rough costs, and provide links for further research. » Read more