The Arctic: An Icy Parable

This article was written by Atticus Mullikin as an epilogue for the dossier, Future Energy, on the website It was republished on the Atticus Mullikin Newsvine column with permission. “The ‘disaster’ scenario in the Arctic is no longer science fiction. What was initially only a question of modeling has since been widely confirmed by … Continue reading

Interview with Michael Klare Part I

Michael Klare is a five-colleges professor of Peace and World Security studies, defense correspondent of The Nation magazine and contributor to Tom’s Dispatch, Mother Jones and Foreign Policy in Focus. He’s published many books, but most recently he’s concentrated on global energy supply and conflict, including Resource Wars and his most recent, Blood and Oil. … Continue reading

Interview with Michael Klare Part II

Part II includes a discussion of various parts of the world from which the EU imports oil and natural gas, including Russia, the Caspian Sea Basin, and North Africa, the implications of a potential U.S. invasion of Iran, and Prof. Klare’s term “Energo-fascism.” Read the transcript on my Newsvine column

Interview with Michael Klare Part III

In Part III we continue the discussion of Energo-fascism, the concept of a “peak in oil production,” Russia’s Arktika expedition to the North Pole, and M.K. Hubbert’s theory of Peak Oil. Read the transcript on my Newsvine column

Interview with Michael Klare Part IV

The fourth and final part of the interview continues Prof. Klare’s discussion of Peak Oil Theory, a recent IEA World Energy Outlook report and Mr. Klare’s lack of optimism for the future. Read the transcript on my Newsvine column

Solucar energy puts forth innovative power-plant

NPR did a story on Europe’s first solar thermal power plant, the PS-10, outside Seville, Spain. Over 600 mirrors concentrate sunlight onto a tower in the center of the plant. Heat from the sunlight turns water into steam that turns a turbine, creating enough power for roughly 6,000 houses. The project is expanding, and by … Continue reading

ITER fusion power

NPR, this week, released a story about a project in Southern France that is attempting to create a working fusion reactor. The Project, ITER or International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, is a joint project of EURATOM, Japan, China, India, Korea, Russia and the USA. Fusion reactions have the potential to provide limitless, green power with almost … Continue reading