Energy Basics

By: Tom Tamarkin Founder Fusion4Freedom & President EnergyCite and ClimateCite Where does energy on our planet come from? There are three primary sources of material amounts of energy on Earth. The word material means an amount of energy greater than 2 % of total worldwide energy demand combining all sectors of transportation, industrial, commercial residential, … Read more

Integration of Home Area Network with Smart Metering for Consumer Empowerment

Energy Central Posted on November 26, 2014 Posted By: Trilochan Sahoo, Mukul Sarkar Topic: Metering Introduction: Smart Grid connectivity continues to gain momentum as global utilities embrace the technology and invest in the infrastructure. Bulk of the investment is seen in replacing manual read, AMR meters with Smart Meters, capable of two-way communication. According to … Read more

What is the Smart Grid?

smartgrid.gov The Smart Home How will the Smart Grid affect your home? It won’t look very different, but behind the scenes a lot will be happening. Even right now, in many cities across the nation, new equipment, appliances, and software are available that use emerging Smart Grid technologies to save energy, seek out the lowest … Read more

How Much Oil Have We Used?

Science Daily May 8, 2009 Summary: Estimates of how much crude oil we have extracted from the planet vary wildly. Now, researchers have published a new estimate in the International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology that suggests we may have used more than we think. New calculations suggest that experts have grossly underestimated … Read more

OIL – WILL WE RUN OUT?

By Andy May “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future” (old Danish proverb, sometimes attributed to Niels Bohr) In November, 2016 the USGS (United States Geological Survey) reported their assessment of the recent discovery of 20 billion barrels of oil equivalent (technically recoverable) in the Midland Basin of West Texas. About the same time … Read more

Christiana Figueres Discusses Need For Worldwide Population Reduction

Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, discusses the need to attempt to limit worldwide population and thereby reduce worldwide energy demand. Ms. Figueres insists that even todays population of roughly 7.3 billion people is too large and therefore unsustainable.

The Energy Trap

By Tom Murphy, Ph.D. USCD Department of Physics, Oct. 18, 2011 Many Do the Math posts have touched on the inevitable cessation of growth and on the challenge we will face in developing a replacement energy infrastructure once our fossil fuel inheritance is spent. The focus has been on long-term physical constraints, and not on … Read more

Alice Bows-Larkin: Climate change is happening. Here’s how we adapt

Alice Bows-Larkin Climate scholar Climate researcher Alice Bows-Larkin connects her academic research to the broader policy context, helping create policies to deal with our changing planet. Imagine the hottest day you’ve ever experienced. Now imagine it’s six, 10 or 12 degrees hotter. According to climate researcher Alice Bows-Larkin, that’s the type of future in store … Read more

Understanding E = mc2

By William Tucker Photo: Prof. Albert Einstein delivers the 11th Josiah Willard Gibbs lecture at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the auditorium of the Carnegie Institue of Technology Little Theater at Pittsburgh, Pa., on Dec. 28, 1934. Photo by AP Listen to Albert Einstein explaining E=mc2 in his … Read more