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Energy Aware #4: The Devil is in the Diesel

By Art Berman | November 17, 2022

There is little flexibility to modify the kind of crude oil input or distillate yield once the refinery is built. Suggestions by some people to re-design, to build new refineries, or to use new technologies to boost diesel output are not realistic.

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Energy Aware #3: U.S. Energy Independence and Other Dumb Memes

By Art Berman | October 13, 2022

I’m not suggesting that everyone needs to become an energy expert. I’m saying that memes are a lazy approach to something too important to be lazy about.

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Energy Aware #2: There is No Clean, Cheap Energy

By Art Berman | September 30, 2022

The energy debate assumes that there is some sort of black-and-white choice between fossil and renewable energy. That is not only wrong—it’s impossible.

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Energy Aware #1: There Is No Energy Transition Away From Fossil Fuels

By Art Berman | September 20, 2022

Lower carbon emissions are critical for the future. That does not mean we can pick a fantasy and make it happen.

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Decoupling Delusion

By Art Berman | August 22, 2022

The rate of change in energy intensity is now approaching zero. Future GDP will not increase without substantial increases in energy consumption. That is bad news for climate change and for earth’s ecosystem.

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Paradigm Shift: End of the Oil Age

By Art Berman | August 15, 2022

Old-paradigm analysts believe that oil demand must revert to ever-higher levels which supply simply cannot meet. In fact, the opposite is true. The correct oil paradigm is supply-driven and price-constrained.

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Steven Koonin’s Unsettled: Much to Like and to Dislike

By Art Berman | February 23, 2022

For its many merits, people deserve better information and guidance than Unsettled provides.

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Nuclear Power is No Solution for The World’s Energy Problems

By Art Berman | February 15, 2022

Let’s be realistic about what is feasible in the limited time available before energy supply becomes an even bigger crisis.

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Oil–it was the best of fuels, it was the worst of fuels: Art Berman and Nate Hagens

By Art Berman | January 19, 2022

How much oil is left and what are future prospects for oil production and the economy?

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The Climate-Change Trip to Abilene

By Art Berman | January 5, 2022

Climate change cannot be fixed with renewable energy and electric vehicles.  Substantial reductions in population, energy use and consumption are the only answers to climate change and its cause, overshoot.

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Art Berman on the Energy Dilemma: replacing Fossil Fuels with Renewables & Spiking Energy Prices

By Art Berman | January 5, 2022

Renewable energy is mainly used for electricity & that is only 20% of energy consumption.

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Reality check on Fossil Fuels and the Energy Markets

By Art Berman | January 2, 2022

Renewable energy can run a civilization–just not this one.

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