Breaking Down: Collapse

Episode 3: The Energy Crisis

October 08, 2020 Kory & Kellan Episode 3
Breaking Down: Collapse
Episode 3: The Energy Crisis
Chapters
0:15
Kellan Wants his "Collapse-Aware" Certificate
2:50
Energy Slaves
5:59
A Brief History of Energy
8:33
The Advent of Fossil Fuels
12:09
Why Renewables May Not Be The Answer
17:01
Energy Returned on Energy Invested (EROEI)
22:24
Peak Supply of Oil
27:46
Shale Oil and Tar Sands
33:26
Conclusion
Breaking Down: Collapse
Episode 3: The Energy Crisis
Oct 08, 2020 Episode 3
Kory & Kellan

Energy fuels our lives. So why have we risked so much by devouring energy that can't be replaced and is unsustainable? Every wildfire hits a peak where it burns at maximum heat and covers the largest area, before it dies down due to insufficient fuel sources. Our society, also at its peak, must eventually face the same decline.

Learn More:

Energy Slave - Comic
Energy Slaves
A Short History of Energy
Energy and Human Evolution
What is Oil Used For?
Jevon's Paradox
Why Renewables Can't Save the Planet
EROEI
Peak Oil


Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)

Show Notes Chapter Markers

Energy fuels our lives. So why have we risked so much by devouring energy that can't be replaced and is unsustainable? Every wildfire hits a peak where it burns at maximum heat and covers the largest area, before it dies down due to insufficient fuel sources. Our society, also at its peak, must eventually face the same decline.

Learn More:

Energy Slave - Comic
Energy Slaves
A Short History of Energy
Energy and Human Evolution
What is Oil Used For?
Jevon's Paradox
Why Renewables Can't Save the Planet
EROEI
Peak Oil


Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)

Kellan Wants his "Collapse-Aware" Certificate
Energy Slaves
A Brief History of Energy
The Advent of Fossil Fuels
Why Renewables May Not Be The Answer
Energy Returned on Energy Invested (EROEI)
Peak Supply of Oil
Shale Oil and Tar Sands
Conclusion