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Study by the International Energy Agency says

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 29, 2006

Study by the International Energy Agency says that “a global switch to efficient lighting systems would trim the world’s electricity bill by nearly one-tenth”. How? Switch away from incandescent bulbs to CFLs (now) and eventually to LEDs.

Leonard runs the numbers and concludes that

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 20, 2006

Leonard runs the numbers and concludes that a government trade-in program for incandescent bulbs (exchanging them for compact fluorescent bulbs) could save $1 billion per year in energy costs, not to mention the energy saved as well.

According to this chart, the price of

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 06, 2005

According to this chart, the price of a gallon of gasoline in NYC rose about 70 cents in the 5 days after Katrina…that’s one of the steepest increases I could find.

The Morning News interviews James Kunstler about

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 25, 2005

The Morning News interviews James Kunstler about our energy-scarce future. I think Robert could have just asked him one question and let him roll. Also fun…a Google ad at the bottom says “the myth of peak oil, read the truth!” Heh.

A table of gas prices from around

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 18, 2005

A table of gas prices from around the world. A gallon of gas in Amsterdam is $6.48 while it’s only $0.12 in Venezuela. It’s always so weird to see these types of lists where the US has more in common with Third World and non-democratic countries than with Europe, Japan, etc. (via rw)

And what the heck is “peak oil” anyway?

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 06, 2005

And what the heck is “peak oil” anyway?. Peak oil “predicts that future world oil production will soon reach a peak and then rapidly decline”.

Good multi-part essay and analysis of peak oil

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 06, 2005

Good multi-part essay and analysis of peak oil.

James Kunstler lays out a gloomy and

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 07, 2005

James Kunstler lays out a gloomy and depressing energy crisis future in The Long Emergency. “Our lives will become profoundly and intensely local. Daily life will be far less about mobility and much more about staying where you are.”