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Iran threatens to stop oil exports, considers anti-Europe sanctions — RT

Iran warns that it could stop exporting oil, driving global crude prices up, should the US and allied Europe tighten sanctions further. For such a case, Tehran says, it has a contingency strategy to carry on without oil revenues.
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Buzz Aldrin impressed by Purdue’s plan for Mars

Buzz Aldrin impressed by Purdue’s plan for Mars | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
51 students compiled a 1,000 page paper detailing human colonization of the planet by 2040
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Follow the big financiers: Solar and batteries are coming

Follow the big financiers: Solar and batteries are coming | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
If you want to see where the grid is heading, follow the money. And by that measure, the banks have spoken loudly: It's all about solar and storage.
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New energy storage plant could 'revolutionise' renewable sector

New energy storage plant could 'revolutionise' renewable sector | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Flywheel plant being built in Ireland with potentially unlimited storage capability could solve the problem of clean energy supply shortfalls when there is insufficient sun or wind
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Report: The way we power our homes may be on the verge of a major change

Report: The way we power our homes may be on the verge of a major change | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
The way we get power is "at a metaphorical fork in the road," says a new report by the Rocky Mountain Institute.
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New discovery may be breakthrough for hydrogen cars

New discovery may be breakthrough for hydrogen cars | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to create hydrogen fuel using a biological method that greatly reduces the time and money it takes to produce the zero-emissions fuel. This method uses abundantly available corn stover - the stalks, cobs, and husks - to produce the hydrogen.
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Goldman Sachs on oil: US needs to cut, not OPEC

Goldman Sachs on oil: US needs to cut, not OPEC | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
The onus for restoring the oil price back to an equilibrium lies on the shoulders of countries like the U.S., a top Goldman Sachs analyst told CNBC.
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Why do political, economic, and scientific leaders deny Peak Oil and Climate Change? | Peak Energy & Resources, Climate Change, and the Preservation of Knowledge

Why do political, economic, and scientific leaders deny Peak Oil and Climate Change? | Peak Energy & Resources, Climate Change, and the Preservation of Knowledge | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Preservation of Knowedge, peak oil, ecology -
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UK: Solar grows 93% in 2014 as renewables overtake nuclear

UK: Solar grows 93% in 2014 as renewables overtake nuclear | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Renewable energy generated 19.2% of the U.K.'s electricity in 2014, government figures show, surpassing nuclear generation for the first time ever.
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Goldilocks zone for oil prices is gone for good

Goldilocks zone for oil prices is gone for good | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
The Goldilocks zone has ceased to exist for oil. This will have staggering consequences throughout the economy for the foreseeable future.
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21 Technologies That Are Decentralizing The Economy And Bringing Real Power Back To The People - Walden Labs

21 Technologies That Are Decentralizing The Economy And Bringing Real Power Back To The People - Walden Labs | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
The world is becoming more centralized, increasingly focused on economies of scale and transferring wealth to a tiny elite at the top of the financial syst
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Putting the Real Story of Energy and the Economy Together

Putting the Real Story of Energy and the Economy Together | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
What is the real story of energy and the economy? We hear two predominant energy stories. One is the story economists tell: The economy can grow forever; energy shortages will have no impact on the...
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Can civilisation reboot without fossil fuels? – Lewis Dartnell – Aeon

Can civilisation reboot without fossil fuels? – Lewis Dartnell – Aeon | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
It took a lot of fossil fuels to forge our industrial world. Now they're almost gone. Could we do it again without them?
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Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Extend the Age of Oil

Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Extend the Age of Oil | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
The biggest exporter has let prices plummet—delaying the day when climate concerns, efficiency, and fuel switching break the world’s dependence on crude.
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Can the world economy survive without fossil fuels? | Larry Elliott

Can the world economy survive without fossil fuels? | Larry Elliott | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
The long read: The past three centuries of progress have been powered by coal, oil and gas. Burning much of what’s left will lead to environmental and economic catastrophe. Here’s how to save the earth without giving up on growth
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One Of The Most Worrying Trends In Energy

One Of The Most Worrying Trends In Energy | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Recent studies show that we are using more and more energy to extract the energy we need, causing a decrease in net energy and thus fostering economic decline
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IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet

IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
A team at IBM recently developed what they call a High Concentration Photo Voltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system that is capable of concentrating the power of 2,000 suns, they are even claiming to be able to concentrate energy safely up to 5,000X, that’s huge.The process of  trapping the sunlight produces water that can be used to produce filtered drinkable water, or used for other things like air conditioning etc. Scientists envision that the HCPVT system could provide sustainable energy and fresh wat
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China considering space-based solar power station

China considering space-based solar power station | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Chinese scientists say a solar power station in a geosynchronous orbit could supply a constant stream of electricity, avoiding the intermittent issues that come with nighttime back on Earth.
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EV Battery Costs Already 'Probably' Cheaper Than 2020 Projections

EV Battery Costs Already 'Probably' Cheaper Than 2020 Projections | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Originally published on The Carbon Brief.
By Simon Evans
The cost of electric vehicle battery packs is falling so rapidly they are probably already cheaper than expected for 2020, according to a new study in Nature Climate Change.
Electric vehicles remain more expensive than combustion-engine equivalents, largely because of battery costs. In 2013 the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimated cost-parity
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Low Oil Prices Help Arctic Avoid a ‘Gold Rush’ Scenario

Low Oil Prices Help Arctic Avoid a ‘Gold Rush’ Scenario | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
The Arctic remains a "vulnerable area" with strong environmental rules
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