Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies new article provides insights into the factors that underpin the effectiveness of peer influence. They then show how it might be used to promote more sustainable energy choices. A growing body of research shows that the behavior of peers can significantly influence an individual’s energy-related decisions, but why […]

A University of Cologne team of researchers has presented proposals for the traffic management of the future, offering a dynamic and fair toll for road use that could reduce congestion. This is something urban folks might or might not look forward to. In the current issue of Nature, the economists Peter Cramton, Axel Ockenfels (both […]

University of California – Irvine researchers assert that the United States could reliably meet about 80 percent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation. The ideas are about immense amounts of money and very likely, deeply understated. According to scientists at the University of California, Irvine; the California Institute of Technology; and […]

The Sussex Energy Group at the University of Sussex thinks the worldwide reliance on burning fossil fuels to create energy could be phased out in a decade. The study sets out to be investigating the issue of time in global and national energy transitions by asking: “What does the mainstream academic literature suggest about the […]

Seven years in for this energy and fuel webblog lends a certain appreciation for what has happened. Looking back to 2007 can be instructive on our progress. Out in front, to no particular surprise, is the oil and gas industry. Especially the free world’s private energy companies. Back in ’07, “Oil and gas looked to […]

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