The Fossil Fuel Energy Cliff and the Great Oversimplification

Are we moving into a low energy future? Is this what ‘the science’ really says beyond doubt? Is it even the right question? This debate was thrust into the spotlight recently when Dr Nate Hagens who runs The Great Simplification podcast released a video on “EROI” – the eponymous concept of Energy Return On Investment (EROI) – criticising the idea that renewable energy is now capable of generating greater energy returns than fossil fuels.

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Really enjoyed this thankyou. Let’s hope that the transition works as you suggest in a decentralized manner. The signs are surely not hopeful currently.
David Cook

More discussion on this subject. The high EROI of renewables is compatible with the fast growth rate of all renewable technology, PV in particular