A blog about the oil industry, alternative energy & the resource scarcity debate of the “long 1970s.”

Managing Scarcity and Sustainability is a project based at Maastricht University and funded by the NWO (Dutch Research Council) under the Social Sciences and Humanities Vici beurs, VI.C.191.067.

Three forms of energy used to provide electricity (coal, solar, and wind – with the cooling tower of a coal-fired power plant gesturing to nuclear energy as well) visible from a colliery in Germany’s Ruhrgebiet. Photo by Cyrus Mody.