How long before the world runs out of fossil fuels?

They won’t run out during your lifetime, but there’s a catch…

Book Review: ‘Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve’

A must-read book spanning time and science.

What is petroleum, and where does it come from?

You gotta crack some plankton to make crude oil.

Putin also said that emissions aren’t causing global warming

Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, just said that climate change is unstoppable and not caused by human activity.

What are abundant and sustainable fuels? “Folks, that’s of course the fossil fuels,” says President of Koch-funded shill group

The Koch Brothers’ rhetoric not only defies logic and facts, but the English language also.

COP talks tackle the issue of biggest polluters — wolves in sheep’s clothing

Should dirty energy companies have a voice in climate talks? Can government figures, known to receive money from the oil and gas industry, be trusted to represent the best interests of the planet over those of the people that fund their campaigns? That was one of the key points that today’s conference on great polluters debated on.

Solar Power Today and Tomorrow

Solar power is one of the most efficient yet clean sources of energy we have access to. There are no increased fuel costs or dependencies, no ties to pollutants, and it’s both reliable and affordable. Of course, in order to harness solar power you need access to specific technology. This tech relies on either small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, large-scale

US electricity demand could be 80% supplied by renewable sources by 2050

According to a recently publicized rapport by the  Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), renewable energy sources could account for as much as 80% of the US’s electricity demand by 2050. The rapport signals the various difficulties that need to be overcome to reach this goal, and note that while 80% might be very challenging to reach, a 50% reach

Answering our readers: The Earth’s core

I’ve been receiving questions from you people for years now – and really, this made me happy, because it says that people want to learn and understand more. But I’ve been answering them individually, and now, I’m thinking it would be better to post the answers on the website, so more people can read them. So, starting today, we have

[VIDEO] A brief history of fossil fuels

As fossil fuel resources significantly diminish every year, the world gets ever tumultuous and panic slowly begins to settle moment by moment. Luckily, suitable energy is a topic which gets a lot of attention nowadays, although not nearly as publicized as it should, seeing how the general public is still at a low awareness level. The Post Carbon Institute is