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Germany, UK and Poland top ‘dirty 30’ list of EU coal-fired power stations

Germany, UK and Poland top ‘dirty 30’ list of EU coal-fired power stations | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Environmental study highlights health effects from pollution, with Germany coming top, and the UK third in total coal consumption

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, July 22, 2014 2:17 PM

Three coal leaders are also the ones doing well on the economy. So being ecologically irresponsible pays off. The economic and political power of these countries in the EU also means we can forget about a smart social-ecological transition. 

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Israel gas finds launch navy into troubled waters

TEL AVIV, May 29 (Reuters) - When Israeli economists contemplate their country's untapped natural gas finds far out in the Mediterranean, they dream of energy independence and lucrative export deals.
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IMF Working Paper predicts doubling of oil prices in coming decade

A new internal working paper for the International Monetary Fund acknowledges physical constraints for oil production (peak oil) and foresees higher oil prices with negative impacts on economic growth.


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The Really, Really Big Picture

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"Steadily rising energy costs and decreasing net energy yields will simply not be able to fund the future economic growth and consumptive lifestyles that developed nations are depending on (and that developing nations are aspiring to). In fact, the persistent global economic weakness we've been experiencing over the past years is an expected symptom of the throttling constraint decreasing net energy places on growth."


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Willy De Backer's curator insight, January 18, 2013 2:31 AM

Chris Martenson's excellent analysis of why there is not going to be enough net energy for the economic growth we want.

Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, January 18, 2013 7:03 AM

"There has been a very strong and concerted public-relations effort to spin the recent shale energy plays of the U.S. as complete game-changers for the world energy outlook.  These efforts do not square up well with the data and are creating a vast misperception about the current risks and future opportunities among the general populace and energy organizations alike.  The world remains quite hopelessly addicted to petroleum, and the future will be shaped by scarcity – not abundance, as some have claimed.

 

If you care about the future of the economy, your standard of living (or that of your children), and/or your quality of life, you need to fully understand this relationship between growth and net energy. Your individual future (and our collective one) depends on it."

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Huge finds make East Africa the next big gas source

LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) - Western companies announced finds of huge additional quantities of gas off the coast of Mozambique and Tanzania.
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Book Review: Sustainability in a Crowded World

Book Review: Sustainability in a Crowded World | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
The Third Industrial Revolution by J. Rifkin, The False Promise of Green Energy by A. P. Morriss, W. T. Bogart, R. E. Meiners and A. Dorchak., Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind by B. Fagan.
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