During the second half of the nineteenth century, water motors were widely used in Europe and America. These small water turbines were connected to the tap and could power any machine that is now driven by electricity.
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Miriam Volat, Permaculture Skills Center's Farm School director, speaks to her work as a facilitator, educator, and healthy food system advocate.
A transition to renewable energy is often given a significance that goes well beyond its immediate impact: it would somehow make our exploitative relationship to Nature more environmentally sound, our relationship to each other more socially equitable.
I supervised a university-level food studies class last week that, partly by design and partly by sheer accident, gave me some new insights into the challenges of city-oriented food security policy.
To understand the trajectory of the world’s energy transition effort, we have to understand what’s happening in China.
For many, a permanent state of social economic uncertainty is the new normal.
The great global energy transition is accelerating. Who could have imagined a few years ago that global carbon emissions would stall in 2015, spurred by a rise in renewable energy?
Archdruids may take vacations but politics never sleeps, and during the month that’s elapsed since the last post here on The Archdruid Report, quite a number of things relevant to this blog’s project have gone spinning past the startled eyes of those who pay attention to the US political scene.
Fossil fuels are polluting and in limited supply, but they give us copious amounts of energy from small areas of land. Doing without these concentrated fuels won’t be a simple matter of trading a gas tank for a plug-in. A look at Vaclav Smil’s Power Density.
The oil markets are so anxious for a price rebound these days that any piece of bullish news sends them into a minor frenzy. This week we actually had some news supportive of higher prices.
“Ecomodernism” assumes that by accelerating modern technologies economic growth can continue and high living standards can be achieved for all, while resource and ecological problems are solved.
How is it possible that people can get so riled up by the hate-mongering of Donald Trump, yet barely a peep is made that tax havens, trade agreements, and tax policies operating invisibly all around us to make societies more unequal?
Landowners’ worst fears came true,” Jane Kleeb, the head of Bold Nebraska, told DeSmog after news broke about the latest Keystone pipeline oil spill. “When you have a pipe running through your farm or ranch-land all you think about is: it could break today.”
Why should we care about a 100 kwh/person/day energy diet?
A banker in 1716 had two main tools: a ledger book and a quill pen.
The rise of the film 'Demain' appears unstoppable.