The Shale Age: A contrarian view

February 22, 2013

I have been writing about an era of fossil fuel abundance – which I call the Shale Age for – several years now.  I am a technological positivist and I am sure that the technical breakthroughs that will allow us to profitably utilize the vast carbon resources beneath our feet will continue apace.  However, not everyone agrees.  The Post Carbon Institute has an ideological need to see a stillborn Shale Age, but their analysis is worth reading (link opens to a pdf)


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