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The Death of the Petrodollar

Scotland is now creating twice as much electricity from wind power than it needs to power Scotland.  They have enough energy to start exporting to other parts of the UK.  This is just one example of how the green energy revolution is happening.  Meanwhile, the United States is still clinging to an almost 50 year…

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Turn Your Classic Car Into An Electric One

From the BBC: Around the world, a cottage industry is growing in converting classic cars into electric vehicles. Small firms are buying up old Nissan and Tesla parts and bolting them into Ferraris, Porsches and BMWs, making them cleaner, easier to maintain and even quicker.“ It is now officially time for oil companies to shit…

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China’s South American Empire

While Trump abandons the world stage, this is what China is doing… Found on Aljazeera: China to bail out Venezuela’s refineries in exchange for oil, “If Venezuela’s fuel production is restored quickly enough, the US economic blockade could be weakened,”  by Peter Millard and Fabiola Zerpa

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Renewables Muscling Fossils Aside

Renewable energy is getting so much cheaper than fossil fuels that the Oil and Coal industry can see the light at the end of the tunnel. And it’s oncoming train. From Salon: Giant batteries and cheap solar power are shoving fossil fuels off the grid

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Oil Subsidies Could Fuel Green Revolution

Fascinating article from The Guardian: Just 10% of fossil fuel subsidy cash ‘could pay for green transition’  People forget that the oil industry is hugely supported by governments. But, Damian Carrington notes that recent a recent study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) shows that even a tiny portion of those subsidies could…

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Iran? Or Russia?

The United States government was sure quick to blame Iran for two oil tanker attacks near Iran.  I fail to see where Iran benefits by blowing up ships that just purchased Iranian oil and therefore contaminating their own waters.  The attacks were on a Japanese vessel and a Norwegian vessel.  The American logic went something…

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Oil Free Politics?

When you get a moment, check out this article over on the New York York Review of Books site, A Future Without Fossil Fuels?, by Bill McKibben. In it, McKibben reviews two books, 2020 Vision: Why You Should See the Fossil Fuel Peak Coming by Kingsmill Bond, and A New World: The Geopolitics of the…

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Muons

He was a nice guy with a bunch of answers. They wanted to kill him. Could she keep him alive? Fiction by Victor Storiguard.

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Russia’s Oil vs. America’s Green Energy

Russia’s economy is largely dependent on oil exports.  Part of the reason Putin wanted Donald Trump in office was he wanted to have sanctions removed so that Russia could start exporting even more oil with American investment.  The other part of the reason Putin wanted Trump in office was that it is clear to anyone…

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Hooray for Trump!

by Peter H. Salus So … as I understand it, Donald Duck is going to punish China by setting tariffs on a number of goods. And China says they will take appropriate retaliatory action. So I looked at the stats (something Donald doesn’t believe in). Soybeans are the top export to China from the US.…

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