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Short the (Expensive) Horses: The numbers behind fossil fuel’s decline

For all the strengths of the incumbent thermal fossil fuel system, mainly its energy density and transportability, it is not an inherently scalable technology – and it is vulnerable to one that is. “I’ve given talks in the past where … Continue reading

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2017: 21st Century Energy Gets Underway

2017  is the year when all energy eyes will be on OPEC and the US, but that will miss the beginning of the broader conversion from 20th century to 21st century energy. The incremental growth in energy demand will be mostly consumed … Continue reading

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The Flat-Packing of Energy

The Emergence of a Less Fragile, More Flexible and Scalable Energy System Three reasons why the energy world is undergoing rapid change: manufacturing-based economics, energy security and scalability. ___________________________ “Fragility occurs when big is forced into doing what was best … Continue reading

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