Economics

Peak Oil Review - July 20

Tom Whipple, ASPO-USA

A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including:
-Demand, production, and prices
-South Asia
-China's Growth
-Briefs

archived July 20, 2009
	

Peak oil, prices, and supplies - July 20

Staff, Energy Bulletin

API: US petroleum product demand plunges in first half
A Preliminary Investigation of Energy Return on Energy Investment for Global Oil and Gas Production
Exxon, the Chase for Reserves, and the Oil Sands

archived July 20, 2009
	

HOME documentary - Earth's unsustainable energy and environmental situation - with critical review

Greg Jalbert and Jan Lundberg , Culture Change

The film HOME by Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a beautifully shot panorama of the Earth and the damage done to it by modern humanity. It includes a moving narration about the evolution of the Earth, nature, agriculture, humans, and the crises of habitat destruction, energy depletion, climate disruption, degradation...of the environment, health, economic disparity, and more. They are well integrated in the film, but many assumptions in the script make this film hard to recommend unless accompanied by a reality check on energy and the value of traditional ways.

archived July 20, 2009
	

Africa & oil - July 19

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Nigerian Peace Remains Elusive After Oil Region Truce
Obama Visits Africa's 'Oil Gulf'
West Africa: Another Stab at the 'Resource Curse'

archived July 19, 2009
	

Economics - July 17

Staff, Energy Bulletin

IKEA is as bad as Wal-Mart
When will the recovery begin? Never
Goldman Sachs and The Great Unbalancing

archived July 17, 2009
	

A Transition Take on the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan

Rob Hopkins, Transition Culture

After many months of Ed Milliband putting himself out there as a Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change that actually gets climate change, finally his big Plan, the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan was unveiled on Wednesday, in a speech in the House of Commons that namechecked Transition Towns and which is the boldest national vision for a low carbon society yet seen. Many others have since pitched in with their thoughts, I thought it might be useful here to offer an analysis from a Transition perspective.

archived July 17, 2009
	

Peak oil & prices & supplies - July 17

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Bakken Oil; bonanza or hype?
The End of the Age of Oil: Will It Be a Soft or Hard Landing?
Will Iraq Be a Global Gas Pump?: The (Re)Making of a Petro-State

archived July 17, 2009
	

ODAC Newsletter - July 17

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A weekly review from a UK perspective

archived July 17, 2009
	

China, the US and the dollar - July 17

Staff, Energy Bulletin

How long will China finance America?
Geithner-Dollar to remain world's key reserve currency
Yuan small step
History suggests it could be decades before the dollar is dislodged

archived July 17, 2009
	

UK Government carbon transition plan - July 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

UK announces long-term carbon reduction strategy
Climate change: Green dreams
Energy bill rises to tackle climate change are tiny

archived July 16, 2009