Pulitzer-winning author Richard Rhodes writes engagingly and with admirable clarity a history of energy that is a woefully incomplete.
The age of energy disruptions
We have entered the age of global energy disruptions, and the “energy transition” that we are inevitably headed for is unlikely to be the one we expect.Read more »
10 years after the oil price spike: Is peak oil a process rather than a moment?
Rather than invalidating the ‘peak oil’ theory, the investor-subsidized U.S. shale oil boom might have been little more than a dangerous detour.Read more »
How much of the world’s energy is supplied by renewables?
Estimates of the contribution of renewable energy sources to the global energy mix vary significantly. This post documents and analyses these discrepancies.Read more »
Storage is the ‘holy grail’ of the energy transition – Or is it?
New research raises some crucial questions about the energetic performance of available energy storage options and their ability to support the transition to renewable energy.Read more »
Is there such a thing as a “net energy cliff”?
New research outlines how energy resource depletion and declining energy return on investment (EROI) may affect prosperity.Read more »