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Bitcoin is not a good fit for renewable energy. Here’s why.

Recent research suggests that Bitcoin network is using an appreciable fraction – 0.1% – of the world’s total electricity use and is projected to use up to 0.5%, or about what all the solar panels in the world produce, by … Continue reading

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Practical policies for transition towards post-capitalist, post-scarcity society

One question I get asked a lot is that post-capitalism and post-scarcity sound like good ideas in theory, but how do we get from here to there in practice? In other words: What are the actual, concrete political projects we … Continue reading

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Mutually Assured Economic Destruction: the strongest weapon in the arsenal of the masses

I just understood something profound (to me, very likely not to most others) about Brexit and other supposedly “irrational” decisions by less well off voters. The standard middle-class liberal critique of these decisions almost inevitably includes wonderment why the voters … Continue reading

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Flesh may be weak. Savotta is strong.

In a break from my tradition of complaining about things, a positive post and a recommendation – and about a corporation, no less! Savotta of Finland is one of my favorite companies these days. They make my life better, easier … Continue reading

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I’m no longer advocating for clean energy; here’s why.

My Finnish readers will already know that I announced some time ago that I’m done with energy/climate change discussions. I’ve been following the debate actively since about 2007 and have been writing about it since late 2010. I’ve written two … Continue reading

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What the Finnish municipal elections tell, and don’t tell, about nuclear power?

Thanks to an article in Forbes, a growing number of energy enthusiasts now knows that there have been pro-nuclear Green candidates in the recent (9th April) Finnish municipal elections. However, some background may be helpful. First, as some commentators have … Continue reading

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2017 edition of Climate Gamble!

Exciting news! We have just finished up work on our updated, improved and expanded 2017 edition of Climate Gamble! One might even call it the definitive edition! It includes: The foreword by the late Sir David MacKay (previously available only on … Continue reading

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