Tag Archives: alternative energy

  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 2/6 – Shale Reality Check, Permafrost Home To Large Mercury Reserves

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    Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 5:41 PM

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    • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts – Blue Monday – How Are the Mighty Mispricings of Risk Fallen 
    • A Timeline Of The FBI And DOJ's Involvement In Hillary's Emails And The Trump Dossier
    • How much are illegal activities behind the demand for crypto-currency?
    • The Market Meltdown Is an Ominous Sign
    • FEMA Contract Called for 30 Million Meals for Puerto Ricans. 50,000 Were Delivered.
    • Shale Reality Check
    • Oil Prices Ravaged By Financial Turmoil 
    • Arctic permafrost home to large mercury reserves, study finds 

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  • Insider
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    G7 Nations Agree To Phase Out Fossil Fuels

    Is this news for real?
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 3:20 PM

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    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.

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  • Podcast

    Michael Klare: Finite Resources And The Geography of Conflict

    In the end, all wars are resource wars
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, July 27, 2014, 4:49 PM

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    Ukraine. Iraq. Nigeria. Libya. Tunisia. Syria. All are hotspots of conflict in different regions of the world, yet the same underlying cause behind each can clearly be seen when looking through the lens of finite resources.

    In this week's podcast, Chris talks with Hampshire college professor Michael Klare, author of The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for World's Last Resources and Resource Wars.

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  • What Should I Do?
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    A Journey of Energy Efficiency and Resilience

    One family's energy evolution - How they dropped their utili
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 5:32 PM

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    Today we want to bring you the story of a five-member family living in San Francisco that awakened to the energy issues we all face (rising costs and levels of usage) and took incremental steps over the last decade to produce results that can give us all hope for a more efficient and resilient life….

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    Off the Cuff: Nonsensical Logic

    We don't support what we claim to value
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, January 24, 2013, 12:57 AM

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    In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and I discuss:

    • Market Mania
      • Our "no worries" financial  markets
    • Nonsensical Logic
      • From Japan's monetary strategy to Obama's inaugural speech
    • The Managed Rise in the Price of Precious Metals
      • Intentional, yet unsustainable, manipulation
    • The Really, Really Big Picture
      • Peak "cheap" oil, "net" energy crisis, and flow rates

     

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  • Blog

    Combating Peak Oil with Wind and Smarter Electric Power

    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, January 8, 2011, 8:07 PM

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    We spend a lot of time on this site discussing the risks posed by Peak Oil. It’s important to us that you understand the magnitude of our national/global predicament and take appropriate preparations.

    But in addition to tracking the gathering stormclouds (of which there are many), our info scouting efforts also look for developments with potential to change the situation positively.

    In the podcast below, Chris and Willett Kempton explore the potential of wind power to reduce the energy pinch threat posed by depleting fossil fuels. Dr. Kempton is an electrical engineering professor at the University of Delaware and director of the Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration. Turns out, while still early in the game, there’s action going on in wind and electricity-management that offers real promise.

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  • Blog

    Perspective for the New Year

    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, January 3, 2011, 11:53 PM

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    Chris and I spent last week down in Charleston, SC at a gathering of thought leaders. Participants included politicians, scientists, economists, diplomats, astronauts, financiers, media personalities, entrepreneurs, entertainment executives, and others of specialized expertise. It was a humbling group to mingle with.

    The general purpose of the event was to share observations about the opportunities and challenges our society faces, and to spark new thinking as to how to address them.

    Chris and I spent several days attending and participating in panel discussions (there were hundreds to choose from) as well as in private conversation with many of the luminaries there. Our detailed observations from Day 1 and Day 2 are available for our enrolled members (enrollment required).

    The experience was valuable for us: it sharpened our thinking on a number of fronts. We think it will be useful for you to understand how, so you have a sense of where our minds are as we look forward to the year ahead.  What follows are our high-level observations and generalizations.  As always, something gets lost when you reduce a rich experience into a few ideas, but with that caveat in place, here’s what we came away with:

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  • Blog

    Straight Talk with Tyler Durden: The U.S. Is Free-Falling Into Bankruptcy

    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 2:46 PM

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    “Straight Talk” features thinking from notable minds that the ChrisMartenson.com audience has indicated it wants to learn more about.  Readers submit the questions they want addressed and our guests take their best crack at answering. The comments and opinions expressed by our guests are their own.

    This week’s Straight Talk contributor is Tyler Durden, founder and chief demagogue of the popular econoblog Zero Hedge. Zero Hedge’s mission is to bring back a more critical, rigorous, and informed style of commentary and synthesis for the professional investing public. The blog has experienced explosive growth in it’s two-year existence, due in part to its prolific coverage of financial events as well as its unapologetic (some say controversial) editorial approach, which is often highly critical of today’s economic and political leaders.


     

    1. What led you to start Zero Hedge? Was there a particular story or moment? For many of our readers, you have become the CNN of the Great Collapse (this is seen as a positive thing). Is this what you set out to be?

    Zero Hedge was started two years ago in the aftermath of the Great Financial Crash, as coined by Bill Buckler, when we realized there is a substantial vacuum in information distribution, and to a lesser extent, processing. The financial media world was (and to a great extent still is) dominated by journalists who were learning finance on the job and thus were incapable of putting the dots together on most stories under investigation.

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  • Blog

    Copenhagen & Economic Growth – You Can’t Have Both

    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, December 24, 2009, 7:31 PM

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    Note:  This is most of a recent Martenson Report that I am making public after numerous requests to do so.  Normally I reserve such reports for at least several months before general release. I’ve only left off my conclusions about what this all implies about the future. One member from Germany (thank you Michael!) has translated this piece into German and that appears as a downloadable attachment at the bottom of the article.


    Preamble: I normally avoid writing on Global Warming/Climate Change as a topic for discussion because it tends to be a heated topic for many people on both sides, which can work against collaborative solutions. This article is not about global warming and/or the science behind it, and it is not my intention to discuss those ideas here.



    I want to point out that a massive discrepancy exists between the official pronouncements emerging from Copenhagen on carbon emissions and recent government actions to spur economic growth.

    Before and during Copenhagen (and after, too, we can be sure), politicians and central bankers across the globe have worked tirelessly to return the global economy to a path of growth.  We need more jobs, we are told; we need economic growth, we need more people consuming more things.  Growth is the ever-constant word on politicians’ lips.  Official actions amounting to tens of trillions of dollars speak to the fact that this is, in fact, our number-one global priority.

    But the consensus coming out of Copenhagen is that carbon emissions have to be reduced by a vast amount over the next few decades. 

    These two ideas are mutually exclusive.  You can’t have both.

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