Electric Cars Could Wreak Havoc on Oil Markets Within a Decade

The world is running out of oil. At least that was the idea behind the “peak oil” hypothesis that dominated economic thinking for decades. But it turns out that with fracking, deep-water drilling, and oil sands, there’s a lot more oil in the world than we once thought. The old “peak oil” theory ain’t happening. […]

What’s next for oil? | CNBC Explains

It’s a resource that has started wars and caused global market turmoil. Oil fuels more than half of the world’s transportation like cars, planes, and trucks. But in the age of electric vehicles and renewable energy – is the oil era over? Well, it all depends who you ask. This chart from the International Energy […]

Rob Hopkins: Transition to a world without oil

As a culture, we tell ourselves lots of stories about the future, and where we might move forward from this point. Some of those stories are that somebody is just going to sort everything out for us. Other stories are that everything is on the verge of unraveling. But I want to tell you a […]

How People Began Using Fossil Fuels

Decomposing plants and other organisms, buried beneath layers of sediment and rock, have taken millennia to become the carbon-rich deposits we now call fossil fuels. These non-renewable fuels, which include coal, oil, and natural gas, supply about 80 percent of the world’s energy. They provide electricity, heat, and transportation, while also feeding the processes that […]

John Kiemele explains electricity benefits for multi-residential customers

Multi-unit residential electricity customers in Ontario are unique and are able to take advantage of some special supply rates from the local utility and market supply agreements provide no benefit to these types of customers and will actually cause them to pay more. Many consumers in Ontario of a Mulit-res nature are not fully aware […]

BERNing Down America

Did you watch our six-part series on Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal?” Well, Bernie Sanders believes AOC wasn’t radical enough. The socialist senator is talking less like a presidential candidate than he is a religious prophet. His plans don’t just defy the laws of economics and energy. Green New Bernie’s plan defies reality itself. Bernie’s […]

Biodiesel: The afterlife of oil – Natascia Radice

Just a minute ago, this oil helped make a delicious meal possible. But now, it’s just some nasty goop. What should we do with it? Well, the easiest thing would be to pour it down the drain; that makes it seem like it’s gone, but it’s not really gone. Instead, it’s collecting bits of food […]

Are Plastic Dinosaurs Made from Real Dinosaurs?!

Here’s a fun connection that people on the internet like to make: plastic is made of oil, and oil is made of dinosaurs, so when you’re playing with plastic dinosaur toys, you’re basically playing with the remains of real dinosaurs. It’s fun to think about but it’s not that simple. For one thing, oil and […]

How to power the world from clean renewable energy sources. It can be done!

We can power the world from clean, renewable energy sources. We don’t need fossil fuels. This video explains the details of how we achieve this See part 1 of this play-list for a brief overview Moving to a cleaner renewable world needs political will, and investment.