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Can The US Survive An EMP Attack?

While there’s no question that a nuclear strike on the Continental US would be utterly devastating, it’s not the only way a rogue state like North Korea could kill millions of American civilians in one fell swoop. Another possibility that is being studied by lawmakers and Pentagon officials is – like North Korea itself – […]

The U.S. Is Crushing Its Clean Energy Forecasts

Paris, schmarish… In a February 2007 report, the United States Department of Energy made thirty-year predictions for the country's energy usage and production. As Statista's infographic below shows, using data from the non-profit international environmental pressure group Natural Resources Defense Council, these forecasts have so far been smashed. You will find more statistics at Statista Martin Armstrong details […]

So You Wanted To Be “Long Electricity” Into The Eclipse?

Energy traders who had hoped to make an easy profit by betting that spot electricity prices would climb around midday on Monday – an idea they may have found on this website – were bitterly disappointed when, instead of spiking, prices tumbled because of an unexpectedly large drop in demand. Utilities and grid operators had […]

Trader Warns Jackson Hole’s “Hesitantly Optimistic” Chatter Will Be “Nothing But Buying Time”

Hawkish, dovish, hawkish, dovish? As many market participants suspect, this week's Jackson Hole 'retreat' wil be a nothing-burger with perhaps a side-dish of temporary volatility as machines quibble over various words in headlines. Former fund manager Richard Breslow warns not to expect much… Via Bloomberg, Expect to Hear Jackson Hole Is Great in August At […]

Visualizing What Energy Sources Power The World?

There are many types of maps out there, but one of the most telling ones is a simple satellite image of the Earth at night. As 's Jeff Desjardins writes, on these powerful images, the darkness is a blank canvas for the bright city lights that represent the vast extent of human geography. The bright […]

The Inevitability Of DeGrowth

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via PeakProsperity blog, Even though we don't know precisely how the future will unfold, we know a few things about it: Of the 7.5 billion humans on the planet, virtually every individual wants to enjoy a high-energy consumption “middle-class” lifestyle. As a generous estimate, 1.5 billion people enjoy a high-energy […]

Have Central Banks Finally Unleashed Inflation?

Globally inflation is on the rise. On Monday Spain reported a year over year 7.5% jump in its PPI reading (a measure of inflation). Take a look at that chart. Spain is just the latest major economy to join the inflationary tide. German also saw a recent spike in PPI.   In the US, inflation […]