Hubbert’s Peak and the Fuel Transition

by Ben Johnson The Hubbert peak is the idea that for a finite resource such as oil, production volume must peak at some point as available reserves are depleted. Recent experience with unconventional oil production suggests that each type of oil reserve (e.g., conventional, shale, etc.) may see its own Hubbert peak, and the timing […]

Nuclear Fission and Fusion’s roles in the future Energy Economy

By: Jame Huang Climate change will prove to be one of the most destructive state of affairs that the world will have to face or endure in the coming decades. The political, socio-economic, and special interest group opposition will continue to play major roles in impeding the structured and strategic solutions to mitigate GHG emissions. […]


by Saffie Jallow The main sources of power in the United States are Fossil Fuels (coal, natural gas, and petroleum). The majority of fossil fuels are inexpensive and abundant but their continued use has proven to have a negative impact on the environment over the years. In 2013, CO2 levels surpassed 400 ppm for the […]

Natural Gas and Renewables, A Partnership With Which Coal Can’t Compete

By Jeffrey Clark, In an ugly weekend for Texas football fans, the Longhorns were defeated by the West Virginia Mountaineers.  Sitting in the stadium, I reflected on our just-ended Presidential election in which energy issues – particularly the promise of a coal renaissance – played a major role.  I was struck by the bigger battle […]