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What is most energy efficient mass transit mode: bus, rail, or auto?

Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation, 2015, Springer What follows is based on the following document: NRC. 2015. Comparison of Passenger Rail Energy Consumption with competing modes. National Research Council, National … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate hearing on our aging water infrastructure

[ Even though conventional oil production has been on a plateau since 2005, there is no sense of alarm or urgency to try to fix infrastructure before oil is rationed and not enough exists to replace or repair it. Some … Continue reading

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Former President George W. Bush energy policy

[ Below are excerpts of various news stories where President Bush discussed energy that I ran across over the years.  Perhaps not the best ones, but I’m researching U.S. energy policy now and may add more articles in the future.  … Continue reading

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How logistics facilitate an efficient freight transportation system 2013. U.S. House

[ It is alarming that at a time we are about to rollercoaster down the other side of Hubbert’s peak, continued growth is expected. Chairman Duncan states: “With our Nation’s population expected to exceed 400 million by 2050, freight volume … Continue reading

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James Howard Kunstler posts

[ As I re-read Kunstler posts I will add more excerpts and/or links.  I encourage you to read these brilliant posts in their entirety at http://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/ for their wonderful humor, language, and the full logical chain of discourse, which excerpts … Continue reading

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Energy used to spray agricultural pesticides

April 14, 2011. Drilling for a solution: finding ways to curtail the crushing effect of high gas prices on small business. U.S. House of Representatives. Small Business Committee Document Number 112–011 Rick Richter, owner of Richter Aviation, an aerial application … Continue reading

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Energy used in Potato Production

April 14, 2011. Drilling for a solution: finding ways to curtail the crushing effect of high gas prices on small business. U.S. House of Representatives. Small Business Committee Document Number 112–011 JIM EHRLICH. I speak on behalf of the 170 … Continue reading

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Energy & Agriculture, Senate hearing July 20, 2000

Senate 106-930. July 20, 2000. Energy and agriculture. U.S. Senate hearing. Excerpts from this 162 page document follow: RICHARD G. LUGAR, INDIANA I begin the hearing by raising what I believe is a very important question: Are Americans prepared for … Continue reading

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Energy generation water consumption

[Notice how much water biofuels use, especially soybeans for biodiesel] Notes from 21 page: Working Document of the NPC Future Transportation Fuels Study. Topic Paper #31 Water Usage. July 17, 2012 by John Wind and Ray Dums       … Continue reading

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Richard Heinberg Only less (population) will Do

Only Less Will Do by Richard Heinberg,  Post Carbon Institute    Mar 16, 2015 [portions of this article were cut and rearranged] Almost nobody likes to hear about the role of scale in our global environmental crisis. That’s because if … Continue reading

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