Category Archives: Energy

Climate change will shrink US economy and kill thousands, government report warns – CNN

At a time when many Americans are distracted on a long holiday weekend, the Trump administration released a federally mandated report on climate change that delivers a dire warning about climate change and its devastating impacts on the country’s health and economy. — Read on edition-m.cnn.com/2018/11/23/health/climate-change-report-bn/index.html

Emerging Markets’ Oil Shock is Here

Brent crude recently hit $85 a barrel on its way higher, possibly towards $100, a level some analysts expect by the end of the year. Although it is still a long way from the 2008 record of $147.50, prices in emerging market currencies, which have strongly devalued against the US dollar, are already exceeding the […]

It’s Looking A Lot Like 2008 Now… | Peak Prosperity

Take a look at the above chart and marvel at what ten years of unprecedented money printing can do for an asset market like the S&P 500. The current exponential curve from 2008 makes the previous two market peaks look like molehills next to a mountain. Chris Martenson, founder of Peak Prosperity, takes us back […]

65 Best Tiny Houses 2017 – Small House Pictures & Plans

Check out these tiny, inexpensive, energy-efficient homes you can retire comfortably in. With stock prices at all time highs, maybe it’s time to take a little money off the table and invest in a roof over your head. Source: 65 Best Tiny Houses 2017 – Small House Pictures & Plans

Trump is enlisting the rich to help the downtrodden

Donald Trump is assembling a team of elites in the service of populism. That could make him the first “populetist” president.  Can he make the “trickle down” theory work this time?  Check out his appointments and decide for yourself. Source: Trump is enlisting the rich to help the downtrodden

Are Oklahoma Tremors The Fracking Industry Canary?

In 2015 the region experienced more than 1,000 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater, more than three times the number in 2009, according to the United States Geological Survey.  From January through June of this year, Oklahoma experienced 619 tremors of at least magnitude 2.8. Similar seismic activity reported in other parts of the country where hydraulic fracturing […]

Wind Trees are wind turbines that can power offices and homes 

Here is one of two experimental tree-like sculptures in Paris that efficiently captures multi-directional wind gusts with vertical wind turbines, and converts them into electricity.  Some researchers suggest such vertical micro turbines will be the solution to reducing the large footprint and noise of the huge high-capacity wind turbines.  At present, such trees are significantly more expensive to install and […]

Bangladeshi Inventor Creates Electricity-Free Air Conditioner Out of Plastic Bottles

What a brilliant idea to repurpose plastic drink bottles into low-tech, low-energy air conditioners!  If it works as claimed, it could also be applied in other areas to cut current electricity demand. Source: Bangladeshi Inventor Creates Electricity-Free Air Conditioner Out of Plastic Bottles

GEORGE FRIEDMAN: A crisis is brewing that will tear the global system apart

George Friedman, a geopolitical forecaster and strategist, and founder and former chairman of Stratfor, a prominent consulting firm to the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, has some sobering predictions for us…and it doesn’t sound good. Source: GEORGE FRIEDMAN: A crisis is brewing that will tear the global system apart – Business Insider

“Mr. Fuller, Why would you build a round house?”

Round homes were the preferred choice of our ancient ancestors. Could they be making a comeback as we become more conscientious about efficiencies? Source: “Mr. Fuller, Why would you build a round house?” : TreeHugger