# Peak Oil

## Widespread destruction of ecosystems and wildlife from tar sands

This is a re-post from the Post Carbon Insitute, dedicated to documenting the last moments of the Chemical Age and who unfortunately does not yet realize the potential of the New Energy Age.

Original article is here.

Tar Sands Is Worse Than You Can Imagine: Incredible Images You Have to See
Posted Apr 19, 2013 by Leslie Moyer

Post Carbon Institute and Alternet have partnered to shed a powerful light on the true costs of our addiction to […]

## Tomorrowland

“Giving society cheap, abundant energy . . . would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.” –Paul Ehrlich An Ecologist’s Perspective on Nuclear Power May/June 1978 issue of Federation of American Scientists Public Issue Report

That is exactly what we have now, after a century of gluttonous feeding on an abundant supply of subsidized fossil fuels.

So what if there was a solution?

What if we had an opportunity […]

## Oilprice.com links COT and new energy breakthrough

In Why Are the Big Financial Institutions Selling Oil BIG?, Oilprice.com author Torkel Nyberg links oil and low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR) in his analysis of a recent Commitment of Traders (COT) reports.

It is a provocative thesis of his that the largest of corporations and financial institutions have inside knowledge of a breakthrough in LENR via Andrea Rossi’s Ecat.

From the article:
At some point during the fall of 2010 there was a large policy shift in […]

## Is it finally happening?? Supporting evidence for a big shift in the energy market caused by LENR!!

The following is a rebuttal comment made by Walkerig1 ( http://news.cnet.com/8618-17938_105-57562092.html?assetTypeId=12&messageId=13482599 ). It contains some pretty powerful analysis and links that (in my opinion) provide strong evidence of that big shift in the energy market linked to the imminent emergence of LENR onto the energy market.

“I could literally fill this post with links, it is well known in the Oil industry that the major players are on a divestment and diversification strategy. Many are […]

## Collapse/Las Vegas/Cold Fusion…

Recently Collapsenet.com, the website focusing on issues of peak oil, climate change, and surviving the coming economic/ecological collapse, featured a trailer for a documentary they’ve been working on regarding Las Vegas, one of the most glaring victims of current and potentially upcoming severe, collapse. On one hand it exists in the middle of the desert with few natural resources, and on the other it’s an energy sucking mega metropolis completely reliant on an enormous […]

## Frank Znidarsic on fossil fuels and next-generation energy: “As one door closes, another opens”

Photo: Frank Znidarsic at George Miley’s lab.

His grandfather was a farmer who immigrated to America claiming to be a coal miner, but grandpa knew nothing about coal. He did know that the growing nation needed miners to extract the newly discovered cache of carbonaceous fuel, so he did what he had to, and settled in Pennsylvania coal country. His grandson Frank Znidarsic still lives there, working in the Pennsylvania energy industry, a […]

## Next-generation ERoEI

Energy Return on Energy Invested ERoEI is an important concept in fossil fuels.

Energy Return is the usable energy generated from any particular source fuel, while Energy Invested is the energy needed to produce and deliver that fuel. As a simple ratio, this gives some measure of value for a particular source of power.

$\text{ERoEI} = \frac{\text{Energy Created by a Fuel}}{\text{Energy Spent to Get the Fuel}}$

For fossil fuels, ERoEI is a moving target. […]

## Major Peak Oil figure leaves Collapse-mind to help “birth new paradigm”; is cold fusion next?

Former Los Angeles, California police officer turned Uber-Doomer Michael C. Ruppert is leaving Collapsenet, the organization he helmed that was developed as a response to Peak Oil.

Named after his book Confronting Collapse and the documentary movie Collapse that he starred in, Collapsenet gathered resources where one could connect with others preparing “lifeboats” for a post-petroleum world.

In a video farewell posted on the site, he said, “My usefulness is at an end […]