Category: Energy

Do Aerator Shower Heads Use More Energy?

Our house had an old “high flow” shower head. As California is in the midst of an epic drought (despite all the recent rain), I was planning on installing a low flow “aerator” shower head. These shower heads mix in

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Peak Oil + Autonomous Cars = Traffic Nightmare

Autonomous Cars For a number of years now, high-end luxury cars have had autonomous cruise control systems that use lasers or radar to maintain a set distance to the car ahead. Earlier this month Tesla rolled out an autonomous driving mode in its

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Peak Fish and Sustainable Food’s Last Mile Problem

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Peak Fish My wife and I are subscribers to a local sustainable “fish share.” It’s like a vegetable CSA except instead of getting locally-grown vegetables we get fish that have been caught off of the San Francisco Bay. The fish are super

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Sustainable Banking

Our Fiat Currency System As the late peak oil writer Michael Ruppert used to say, “until you change the way money works, you change nothing.” Chris Martenson does a great job in his “Crash Course” linking the banking system to

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Rooftop Solar eGallon Price Versus Gasoline

How much would it cost to drive an electric car that you charged using rooftop solar versus driving a gasoline car? In this video I do the calculation. Model: https://github.com/willmartindotcom/peakoilproof.com

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Buy My Book! Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and a Peak Oil Future of Black Markets

People who have followed my blog for a while know that I’m writing a book on peak oil investing. I’m still hard at work on that book and things are moving forward. I’ve got a developmental editor helping me focus

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BP Statistical Review Shows Peak Oil Bumpy Plateau

June is always an exciting month because each year BP releases their “statistical review of world energy” around this time. The BP Statistical Review is one of three important public sources of global oil production data. The other two are

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Peak Oil and the Outlook for Oil Supply and Demand

This is a presentation I gave last week to the Adhesive and Sealant Council annual convention in Orlando. The presentation starts with an explanation of the current state of the debate surrounding peak oil. I then move into the outlook for

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Psychological Trigger Points For Crude Oil Demand Destruction

I’ve talked about demand destruction before in this blog. Demand destruction occurs when the marginal benefit of using more crude oil exceeds the marginal cost for people. Essentially, when oil prices go too high, people use less oil. On a

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Questions

“It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future.” Peak Oil What oil price can the global economy support without going into a recession? Have we passed peak $50/bbl oil? Have we passed peak $100/bbl oil? With oil companies cutting

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