Item of General Interest
I put up a review of Ugo Bardi's new book Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet on Amazon.
I will be speaking at a conference on oil limits at the UNED Center in Barbastro (Huesca, Spain) on October 9-10. My time slot (including Q/A) is 75 minutes. All sessions will be simultaneously translated into English and Spanish.
Category Archives: Energy policy
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