Renewables & efficiency - July 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

More wind than we thought?
On the Brink of a New Era in Energy (interview with Siemens CEO)
Gerry Wolff at TREC-UK updates the Desertec story (video)

archived July 21, 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

Energy solutions - June 23

Staff, Energy Bulletin

European Farmers Turn to Biogas Plants
Europe Mulls Huge Solar Project
Water for energy: The bad bet for biofuels

archived June 23, 2009

Interview with Charlie Maxwell (Part 1 of 2)

Steve Andrews , ASPO-USA

"What struck me the most, as a surprise, is the virulence in the downtrend in the world economy. That’s a negative for the peak oil story, but only a temporary negative. By crushing demand, we are in effect gaining two more years, maybe three, in which we in the consuming world have added to our time before the peak, and could take good advantage of, since the peak is right upon us-I have it still at 2015 for all liquids." (Charlie Maxwell is the life-long oil industry analyst viewed by Barrons’ magazine as their energy guru.)

archived June 22, 2009

"Architecture 2030" plan to revive economy

Craig Severance, Energy Economy Online

Message to Washington: You're not getting it - we're still out of work. WInd farms and energy efficient public buildings are important, but what about the housing industry? The recession started with the housing industry -- and can end if we bring back construction -- so lets focus on the real problem. That's the heart of the message to Congress and the Obama administration from a group of architects and builders who are promoting a plan to end the recession by revitalizing America's

archived June 18, 2009

UK & Europe - June 4

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Allotment demand leads to 40-year waiting lists
Looking at Europe’s Green Ways
Energy policy of the Greens

archived June 4, 2009

Renewables & efficiency - May 29

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Why Obama Should Take Notes from Cuba on a Green Energy Revolution
Solar Carbon Payback
Resourceful Guy Builds Solar House, Solar Power, Solar Car

archived May 29, 2009

Commentary: The Great Divide on Energy Policy

Chris Nelder, ASPO-USA

At the 2009 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston two weeks ago, the top issues revolved around policy questions more than technology, such as drilling the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and climate change legislation. I saw little in the way of progress, however.

archived May 18, 2009

Peak Oil Review - April 27

Tom Whipple, ASPO-USA

A weekly roundup of Peak Oil news, including:
-Production and prices
-Natural gas

archived April 27, 2009

More power to you - April 25

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Book advocates Integral Fast Reactor (IFR)
Schlesinger and Hirsch: Getting real on wind and solar
California takes on King Corn

archived April 25, 2009