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I would like to create more oil. Specifically, I’d like to create it up on my field – a gusher of light, sweet crude would be just the thing to fund my farming habit, plus provide some neat little tax benefits. Rural upstate New York has a sad lack of oil fields, and given its…

The always-thoughtful Gail Tverberg has a great post that simply shows in visual terms the history of world energy consumption – well worth a look. I’ve reproduced one of her graphs here, but please read the whole thing. One graph not in her post (not suggesting it should be, but I like the contrast) is…

The Bullseye Diet

This was an important discussion back when I wrote it in 2007, and somehow, I’ve never re-run it (although it does appear in Aaron and my book _A Nation of Farmers_). It is definitely time to talk more about this model, and I’m hoping to enlist many of you in doing an evaluation of the…

If you have followed energy issues from anywhere other than a cave on a mountain peak, you’ve probably heard technoutopians utter some variation on the following sentence two or three hundred times “We walked on the moon – of course we can do whatever it takes to shift from fossil fuels to some other source…

From the UN FAO, we can see that world food prices remain extremely high. We also, I think, when we conjoin this with oil prices can see that there is at least a significant correlation. So much of what has been done in agriculture over the last 75 years has served to tie oil and…

A few readers have asked me to comment on Goldman Sachs’ prediction that the US will be the world’s largest Oil producer in 2017. I am delighted to do so. Several possible comments come to mind. 1. Apparently Crystal Meth has become the trendy drug at Goldman. 2. How did the Yes Men get this…

First, check out my guest post at Scientific American Blogs as part of their “Passions of Food Day” Blog Fest. Also, just keeping you all updated (as much as I can within the confidentiality guidelines), we got our first call about a foster placement, in this case a group of five children. It isn’t clear…

Get the F*** Off Fossil Fuels

Almost all conversations with every other parent of late includes “Have you read Go the Fuck to Sleep yet? Have you heard Samuel Jackson read it?….” It is safe to say that the book touches a nerve. And it is extraordinarily funny, and it does evoke precisely the reactions that most of us have trouble…

Stuart Staniford has a terrific piece that offers a little visual clarity about food, energy, unemployment and the Riots in the Middle East and North Africa: Tunisia is a minnow in the global oil market, Egypt slightly more important. Algeria, however, matters a lot as its oil production is probably close to total demonstrated OPEC…

Transportation: The Leading Edge

Anthony Perl says America doesn’t have to wait for Congress in order to reduce oil consumption from the transportation sector. by guest blogger Molly Davis **my second and last blog entry from the ASPO-USA conference** Discussions on Capitol Hill over the need to reduce fuel consumption often end up offering solutions that require significant movement…