peak energy in the news:

Energy descent and transition in Mexico, part 1

Holger Hieronimi, Energy Bulletin

“In Mexico nothing happens, until it happens.” This is an old proverb here, and it can also easily apply to the current situation. Everything feels tranquilo and smooth, as if it is nothing out of the ordinary. However, as history shows us, once something begins in Mexico, it generally develops rapidly, and can end up being intensely spectacular.

archived June 5, 2009

Renewables & efficiency - July 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Renewable power? Not in your lifetime
Seven Paths to Our Energy Future
Wesley Clark: Ethanol's field general
Energy Secty Chu's alternative choice
Can I Clean Your Clock?
World`s largest cement firms slash production emissions by a third

archived July 6, 2009

Deep thought - July 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Bugging Out
How Politics Works and Why Activism is So Important
Risk Assessments: Playing the "What If?" Game
The Future of Transport
Dopamine Returned on Energy Invested (DREI)?
Tällberg Forum 2009
One Second After: A Book Review from a Prepper's Perspective
Ruins of a Second Gilded Age

archived July 6, 2009

Conflict - July 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Thirty contestants, only one winner in the Iraqi oil licence gameshow
Eager to Tap Iraq's Vast Oil Reserves, Industry Execs Suggested Invasion
The unemployment timebomb is quietly ticking
Interview: Hungary—“Where we went wrong”

archived July 6, 2009

Peak oil & prices & supplies - July 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Another perspective on peak oil: Oil patch merger specialist Adam Waterous
Book Review: Blackout by Richard Heinberg
Peak oil v home-made jam
Flashing Lights on the Console: Albert Bates and Heinberg podcast

archived July 6, 2009

Peak oil review - July 6

Tom Whipple, ASPO-USA

A weekly review including:
- Production and Prices
- The Iraqi auction – success or failure?
- Briefs

archived July 6, 2009

The peak oil debate

Laurel Graefe, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta-Economic Review

The debate about when the world will reach peak oil production is not a new one. But recently, as the price of crude oil has been unusually volatile, the issue of peak production has received heightened attention in the media, and the tone has changed in the discussions among oil industry and energy watchdogs about the future of global oil supply.

archived July 5, 2009

ODAC Newsletter - July 3

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A weekly review from a UK perspective - "The first round in the great Iraqi oil sale was an interesting affair if not a very conclusive one. In the live TV auction which took place on Tuesday, only one deal was reached as international oil companies refused to meet the terms demanded...

archived July 3, 2009

BLM Opens Doors for SW Solar Grand Plan

Craig A. Severance, Energy Economy Online

Just a year and a half after a breakthrough Solar Grand Plan study was published in the January 2008 Scientific American, the U.S. government has begun plans to implement major elements of such a Plan.

archived July 2, 2009

It’s not black or white

Dave Cohen, ASPO-USA

If we are to have any chance of working our way out of this mess, we must avoid regressive thinking, stay calm, appreciate complexity, and think clearly about the right course of action. I’m going to take a proper look at speculation in the oil market to see what the problems are and what we might actually do about them.

archived July 2, 2009