The challenge of ensuring future food security is compounded by the ecological and resource threats intertwined with that of peak oil; …. climate change, population growth, projected peaks in other fuel sources (e.g., coal, natural gas, uranium), soil depletion and contamination, water shortages, and urbanization. 
Petroleum use in the industrial food system before peak oil.
The average citizen of a developed country today effectively consumes 66 barrels of oil a year, such is the dependency of our modern food systems on fossil fuels. Continue reading
When oil prices fall, low-carbon sources of energy such as wind and solar power may seem less attractive to investors, creating doubts about the pace of the world’s transition to clean energy.
Some renewable energy projects which aren’t completely bedded down are certainly … delayed but at the same time, (the low oil price takes) off the market very expensive oil projects. Tar sands and exploration in the Arctic have become less attractive due to the oil price crash.  Continue reading