How hard will it really be to stop using oil?

How hard will it really be to stop using oil?

  Like many other people, I sometimes fall prey to adopting sweeping generalizations based on sheepishly arbitrary observations. The other day I was having coffee with a friend at a hipster-ish coffee shop, and as we contemplated the world’s problems we noticed that many of the male customers had beards. This useless observation then of […]

Too much comfort will destroy you

Too much comfort will destroy you

It’s part of the human condition to seek out comfort. It’s not a stupid thing to do; it’s infinitely more sensible to sit on something soft than to sit on a pile of rocks. Making such decisions is widely regarded as a basic sign of intelligence.   But we’re far beyond those decisions. Thanks largely […]

The best energy is positive energy and it can come from anywhere

The best energy is positive energy and it can come from anywhere

This site, and many energy related ones, jabber on endlessly about fossil fuels, and solar issues, and pipelines and a lot of stuff under the guise of energy. Sometimes it’s a good idea to take a step back and consider other forms rather than renewable vs. fossil fuels. A fundamental energy source that is highly […]

Will renewables ever replace fossil fuels? A surprising milestone reached in the US…

Will renewables ever replace fossil fuels? A surprising milestone reached in the US…

In a hopelessly boring new FERC report, the US environmental review agency reported something remarkable – in 2014, new electrical generating capacity from renewable energy installations (wind and solar) exceeded natural gas additions for the first time. That is really big news. And I’m not kidding, the report is really boring, and it should not […]

This little light of mine: The energy for this website, and where it comes from

This little light of mine: The energy for this website, and where it comes from

“You owe it to yourself to do something creative with every breath you take.” or something like that – Maynard James Keenan live in 2012 (I’d had a few beers, sue me. Great show though) Writing a blog is more complicated than I thought when the idea first entered my head. I had some knowledge/ideas […]