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How Would We Provide Enough Energy For 11 Billion People?

October 29, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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Due to a slowing of birth rates, predictions of a world of 12 billion by 2100 or sooner seemed to be wrong. Population estimates in the last decade, including from the United Nations, began to focus on an eventual plateau around 9 billion. But now it appears those lower forecasts might have been too optimistic.[read more]

The Need for a Trend Break in the Carbon Intensity of Energy Use

June 30, 2014 by Adam Whitmore
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Carbon Intensity of Energy

There has been some recent discussion about the Kaya identity, which breaks down emissions from energy use into four factors: population, income per capita, energy intensity of the economy (energy used to produce each unit of GDP), and carbon intensity of energy supply (carbon emissions per unit of energy).[read more]

How Much Energy is Needed for the Sochi Winter Olympics?

January 11, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia

As we move into the second week of 2014, most of us start to veer away from our New Year’s resolutions. (Who enjoys counting calories, anyway?) Instead, we shift our focus toward what’s really, actually important: the Winter Olympics![read more]

The Energy Oath: In Production and Use Do Good or No Harm

January 10, 2014 by Jim Baird
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Energy Oath

Regardless of the actual origin, “to do good or to do no harm” is an excellent maxim to follow with respect to the production and use of energy, which is fundamental to the quality of modern life, or for that matter virtually any enterprise.[read more]