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Some Considerations about Natural Shale Gas

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In the high-stakes game of Fracking, NYS is being played with little opportunity to benefit for the risks involved.

An Open Letter on Climate Change

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Recently sent to his friends and family. This is the best review and summary I've seen. Thanks John!

Hydraulic Fracturing: Intro & Issues

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George introduces Fracking and outlines some of the issues that are dividing our communities.

Going Green Globally

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UAlbany’s MBA program includes an innovative real-life GREEN consulting project.

Join the Micro Grid Revolution

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Big utilities versus micro grid. Carter shares his perspective - "...we need to imagine better!"

No Easy Way to Get Rid of Fossil Fuels

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Randy Simon wades through recent events and provides his balanced, scientific, and practical interpretation of our situation.

Jorgen Randers Spoke at UAlbany

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Last night Randers talked of Climate Change and the next 40 years. What do you think?

AN UNCERTAIN ENERGY FUTURE

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George Possion's presentation was excellent and is available to area groups. Here is a great summary.

POPULATION, OIL EXTRACTION, and PER-CAPITA CONSUMPTION

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John Howe, author of "The End of Fossil Fuel," shares a chapter from his upcoming book subtitled, "What Next?"

OIL/GASOLINE DEPLETION: CRISIS OF THE 21ST CENTURY

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George Possin, PhD, Physicist will present the science related to the oil & gas crisis and future alternatives.

John Cerveny: Al Gore Trained Global Warming Presenter

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John has improved his home, now he is working on the rest of the world!

What Are We To Do? We Who Believe. Part II

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Many informed and intelligent people are not too concerned about Peak Oil and Global Warming. 

On Being Connected When Things Start to Fall Apart

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Don considers the hazards of global connections and the virtue of local community.

What Are We To Do, We Who Believe? Part I

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Who are we? Why isn't as much happening as we'd like. What should we do?

How We Are Interconnected Is Part of the Problem

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We have become dependent on others, in ways our ancestors were not. Perhaps we can become less so?

ENERGY OPTIONS BEYOND OIL

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Update: Oil shale and tar sands are two sources that may extend the last chapter of the oil age.

Winter in the Northeast… After the Oil Age

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John Howe, author of "The End of Fossil Fuel" provides this thought provoking essay on winter life.

Peak Oil Redefined

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In case you didn't notice, the EIA postponed Peak Oil by changing the definition of "oil" in 2005! Too bad we can't change reality so easily... 

ENERGY, ECONOMICS, PEAK OIL, and POPULATION

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John Howe, author of "The End of Fossil Energy" provides an update of his view of The Problem and a “Call to Action.”

Why Energy Is the Focus of Our Community

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Tired of reading? Here is a video lecture that helps explain why we need to be concerned about energy now!

Marvelous Electricity! Ah, but the Cost!

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We pay much more than dollars for our power-station, grid-distributed electricity. The other two costs may dismay and shock you.

The Problem, Its Causes, Timing and Effects

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Knowing why the crash is coming, and that there’s nothing we as individuals can do to avoid it, could motivate us to start doing what we can to protect ourselves.

First It Was Peak Oil, Now It’s Peak …….

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It’s not really Peak Oil that matters, it’s Peak Net Oil per Person, and that looks even worse!

We’re Taking The Wrong Path!

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Our lifestyle is based on a growth economy, and those days are gone forever.

The Energy Problem

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A great place to start. This blog is the beginning of both our "The Problem" blog category and our Sustainability 101 course.