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Disruptive social innovation for a low-carbon world


Dr Samuel Alexander, Research Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute produces a working paper as part of the Visions and Pathways 2040 project.

Carbon Crash Solar Dawn


By Paul Gilding, Writer and Sustainability Advisor.

I think it’s time to call it. Renewables and associated storage, transport and digital technologies are so rapidly disrupting whole industries’ business models they are pushing the fossil fuel industry towards inevitable collapse.

Peak Oil is Alive and Well, and Costing the Earth

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Author: Samuel Alexander, Research fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
You might have heard that peak oil – the theory that one day crude oil production will stop increasing, even as demand grows – is dead. Shale oil production is surging in the US. The premiere peak oil website, The Oil Drum, is shutting up shop. Even notoriously left-leaning columnist George Monbiot has announced: “We were wrong about peak oil”.
But he’s wrong about being wrong.