Inspired by the Huffington Post's "Let's Hear It for the Unappreciated Heroes of 2010," we've compiled our own list of people who tried to help the world prepare for the imminent energy crisis by transitioning to an economy beyond oil. It goes without saying that the people we list below are tireless campaigners for a better world who deserve more attention. Some of them have already been on CNN and in Time magazine, but just not for their work on peak oil. And each person or group brings a … [Read more...]
2010 year in review
2010 was a big year for energy stories starting with the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but also a big year for books about a post-oil future and for the people who helped the world plan for an economy beyond fossil fuels. Check out all our wrap-up coverage of the year in peak oil here.
Having read enough books with Hubbert curves and charts of barrels-per-day to last us until the second Bristol Palin administration, we're now into powerful stories that explore peak oil through suspense, romance and humanity. But so you won't feel guilty having so much fun at the expense of the whole premise of industrial civilization, we've thrown in some more fact-y tomes too. Peak oil stalwarts from James Howard Kunstler to Richard Heinberg to Robert Hirsch made the list along with some … [Read more...]
The biggest stories of the year were financial. But you could say that the continuing Great Recession, the deficit debate, and more and more mortgage defaults were really stories of energy-driven economic crisis. This year also had plenty of big stories directly on energy, including some breakthroughs on peak oil. Here are our top picks. It's a highly subjective list; so please chime in with any stories you think we left off. Gulf Oil Apocalypse. The explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon … [Read more...]