Brazil Builds $127 Billion "Offshore City" to Harvest Oil in the Deep Sea

August 24, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Strocchi via Flickr/CC BY Want to get a feel for how crazy the post-peak oil fossil fuels industry is getting? Here’s as good an example as any: Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras is about to embark on an unprecedented oil-gathering mission. It’s about to attempt to extract 30 billion barrels of oil from reserves that are locked in deepwater sub-salt fields at least 60 miles off the coast and up to five miles underwater. In order to get at the incredibly hard-to-get oily good stuff, Brazil is spending an estimated $… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Brazil Builds $127 Billion "Offshore City" to Harvest Oil in the Deep Sea

How Shutting Down Nuclear Power Is Different Than Wind Power Intermittency

August 24, 2011 by  
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photo: pfly / CC BY-SA Right after the Fukushima nuclear disaster began I wrote about how wind turbines survived unscathed in the earthquake zone and began producing power again quickly, while the nuclear power plant… well, we know what happened. Most recently learning that residents who used to live nearby won’t be going home for decades due to radiation exposure. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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