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Turning Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

January 6th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Of all the strange things we do as a race on this planet, refining and over-complicating things are some of them. We're never satisfied with letting things be and often time favor extravagant conspiracy theories over reality. After all, how would the opposing piston engine and the convoluted internal combustion engine system have worked until now otherwise? Even though it has brought us this far, we need to get rid of inefficiency for more effective solar thermal energy storage systems


Tesla’s Business Model More Similar To Amazon’s Than You Think

July 30th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla is more than just a car company. According to Miriam Tuerk at Forbes, "The electric-car company is working to decentralize power distribution and offer an alternative to today’s utility... Tesla is demonstrating that if the challenge goes unmet by traditional power utility companies, they’ll have their lunch stolen."


Peak Oil, Peak Debt, and the Concentration of Power

September 18th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

This is a truly wonderful post from The Oil Drum by Goddard College's Charles Eisenstein (licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 U.S. License). Giving more depth to peak oil than the good infographic on that presented yesterday, but also delving deeply into the problems of our economy and how they are linked to our energy and environmental crisis, this is my recommended reading of the month, or more. I was just listening to this great cover of a great Rolling Stones song while reading this and thought it was actually a good match for this piece, so let's start off with that



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