peak energy in the news:
A fierce debate now rages among economists, investors, pundits and the puppetmasters of fiscal policy: What’s next, inflation or deflation?
Transition movement vs post-carbonistas
The Transition Initiative: changing the scale of change, from The Orion magazine
Transition Hohenwald: Rural Community Targets Energy Efficiency
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Which Matters Most? The Size of the Tap or the Tank?
Peak oil: myth or reality?
German-language "Global Oil Briefing No.5" now online
My sympathy lies with skeptics. As someone who has written extensively about peak oil, I’ve encountered the human proclivity to hype a situation far beyond any semblance to reality time and time again—the Jack #2 discovery in the Gulf of Mexico comes to mind. Nevertheless, I’m going to say the jury is still out on this one.
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Three months ago the collective wisdom of investors concluded that the recession was nearly over. This resulted in one of the faster rebounds the stock markets have ever known --- based on the flimsiest of evidence and much wishful thinking.
It's hardly news that economists these days spend more of their time explaining away their mistakes than providing useful guidance to policy makers and the public. Behind the failure of contemporary economics lies a poorly understood reality: the mismatch between today's economic ideas and the laws governing the natural systems that support the human economy.
Iraq: The final countdown
Kurdistan brands Iraq oil contracts 'unconstitutional'
7 Blasts Around Baghdad Kill at Least 24
Rush for ‘easiest oil in the world’
James D. Hamilton: "Causes and consequences of the oil shock of 2007-08"
The Net Hubbert Curve: What does it mean?
Global oil and gas E&P spending seen down 15 pct
Former Puerto Rico energy advisor: Peak oil - coming soon but when?
Tertzakian: Demand: The other side of the oil coin