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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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Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn't compete

Giles Parkinson: As early as 2018, solar could be economically viable to power big cities. By 2040 over half of all electricity may be generated in the same place it's used. Centralised, coal-fired power is over
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Mall of The World - YouTube

Mall of The World - YouTube | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
The world's first temperature-controlled city, Mall of the World, located along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. Occupying a total area of 48 million sq. ft., the...
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This is what you and me pay for, bleeding money over endless oil exports. In effect the developed world is sponsoring inhuman savages out of the stone age. Every mall erected in the middle east paid by your oil money, is another nail in the coffin for western democracy. We must do whatever we can do de-junkify of this horrific petrochemical addiction and we should completely cut cultural and economic ties with the middle east. These are not people that deserve to be this absurdly affluent. 

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UK became a net importer of petroleum products in 2013 - Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

UK became a net importer of petroleum products in 2013 - Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
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Here’s Where Solar, Storage and Microgrids Are Starting to Take Hold in the US : Greentech Media

Here’s Where Solar, Storage and Microgrids Are Starting to Take Hold in the US : Greentech Media | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
A geographic view of the grid edge in three charts
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Oil Field Models, Decline Rates and Convolution - Peak Oil Barrel

Oil Field Models, Decline Rates and Convolution - Peak Oil Barrel | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Peak Oil, Bakken, Eagle Ford, Shale Oil Decline Rates, Light Tight Oil, EUR
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Wind turbine payback: Environmental lifecycle assessment of 2-megawatt wind turbines

Wind turbine payback: Environmental lifecycle assessment of 2-megawatt wind turbines | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Researchers have carried out an environmental lifecycle assessment of 2-megawatt wind turbines mooted for a large wind farm in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. They conclude that in terms of cumulative energy payback, or the time to produce the amount of energy required of production and installation, a wind turbine with a working life of 20 years will offer a net benefit within five to eight months of being brought online.
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California Setting Solar Power Records Continuously

California Setting Solar Power Records Continuously | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
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Hydrogen breakthrough could be a game-changer for the future of car fuels

Hydrogen breakthrough could be a game-changer for the future of car fuels | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
UK researchers today announced what they believe to be a game changer in the use of hydrogen as a 'green' fuel.
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It’s Frack, Baby, Frack, as Conventional Gas Drilling Declines [Infographic]

It’s Frack, Baby, Frack, as Conventional Gas Drilling Declines [Infographic] | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Hydraulic fracturing has offset dwindling traditional sources, but that trend may not last long
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Analysis suggests that solar thermal can provide baseline power

Analysis suggests that solar thermal can provide baseline power | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
But it requires careful coordination across multiple plants.
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CSP plants could run at 80 percent capacity (or better) throughout the year

CSP plants could run at 80 percent capacity (or better) throughout the year | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
According to a new study, a large network of concentrated solar power plants in two of the world's deserts would be able to consistently run at 80 percent o...
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Will Renewable Energy Cause A Utility ‘Death Spiral’? No Need For That

Will Renewable Energy Cause A Utility ‘Death Spiral’? No Need For That | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Last year, the Edison Electric Institute predicted that the widespread adoption of renewable energy (especially on-site electricity generation) is going to destroy the traditional utility business model that power companies have been using for all these years. New research says: not so much.

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The World Has 53.3 Years of Oil Left

The World Has 53.3 Years of Oil Left | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
BP suggests that at the current pace of production the world has 53 years of oil left. However, American producers like Pioneer Natural Resources and EOG Resources would suggest that there’s plenty of oil remaining in the tank beyond what BP sees today. - Matt DiLallo - Energy
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Converging Energy Crises - And How our Current Situation Differs from the Past

Converging Energy Crises - And How our Current Situation Differs from the Past | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
At the Age of Limits Conference, I gave a talk called Converging Crises (PDF), talking about the crises facing us as we reach energy limits. In this post, I discuss some highlights from a fairly lo...
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CEO Of One Of The World's Largest Energy Majors "Sees No Reason For Petrodollar" | Zero Hedge

CEO Of One Of The World's Largest Energy Majors "Sees No Reason For Petrodollar" | Zero Hedge | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
The USA is fast running out of friends to support its 'exorbitant privelege'. Having alienated the Germans over NSA-eavesdropping, 'boomerang'd the Russians into de-dollarization, tariffed and quantitatively eased China into diversification, and finally 'punished' France into discussing the dollar's demise; it appears no lessor person than the CEO of Total (the world's 13th biggest oil producer and Europe's 2nd largest), believes "There is no reason to pay for oil in dollars." Clearly, based on Christophe de Margerie's comments, that we have passed peak Petrodollar.  
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The Tyee – Ailing Shale Gas Returns Force a 'Drilling Treadmill'

The Tyee – Ailing Shale Gas Returns Force a 'Drilling Treadmill' | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Long-term sustainability of industry is highly questionable, studies show.
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Europeans test energy cooperatives to boost independence

Europeans test energy cooperatives to boost independence | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
EU officials look at Belgium as an example for cooperative energy projects, as the 28-country bloc looks to de-carbonise and gain more energy independence.
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Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet - Slashdot

Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet - Slashdot | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
WIth an interesting followup to the recent news that Germany's power production by at least some measures was briefly dominated by solar production, AmiMoJo (196126) writes Germany is headed for its biggest electricity glut since 2011 as new coal-fired plants start and generation of wind and solar ...
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General Fusion Adds NASA, White House Talent | BC Business

General Fusion Adds NASA, White House Talent | BC Business | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
A Vancouver fusion power company has secured the help of a NASA astronaut and President Obama’s former climate change czar as it prepares to prove its technology
General Fusion Inc. announced Tuesday that it has appointed astronaut Mark Kelly and former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Carol M. Browner to its nine-member advisory council.
 
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What a space city would actually look like in real life

What a space city would actually look like in real life | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
We are used to seeing space settlements in sci-fi illustrations and movies, but these are not realistic. Bryan Versteeg—from Spacehabs—uses scientific principles to develop concepts that can actually happen one day. The Kalpana One Space Settlement is one of them. Bryan has sent us new renders of this awesome place.
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Net energy analysis should become a standard policy tool, Stanford scientists say | Stanford News Release

Net energy analysis should become a standard policy tool, Stanford scientists say | Stanford News Release | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
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The Peak Oil Crisis: Iraq on the Precipice

The daily newspapers are now full of stories predicting that Iraq, as we know it, will soon disintegrate into three or more warring states.
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A Big Bet on How to Store Energy, Cheaply

A Big Bet on How to Store Energy, Cheaply | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Tech innovators are hoping they can store energy more cost-effectively with mechanical systems that use the most basic materials: air, water, and steel
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World Energy 2014-2050 (Part 1) - Peak Oil Barrel

World Energy 2014-2050 (Part 1) - Peak Oil Barrel | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Peak Oil, Hubbert Linearization, World Energy Production, Peak Coal, Peak Natural Gas
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100% Renewable Electricity Will Be Achieved In German State Soon

100% Renewable Electricity Will Be Achieved In German State Soon | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Germany's windiest area, Schleswig-Holstein, will probably achieve
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