A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including:
-Demand, production, and prices
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
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.
Nigerian Peace Remains Elusive After Oil Region Truce
Obama Visits Africa's 'Oil Gulf'
West Africa: Another Stab at the 'Resource Curse'
IKEA is as bad as Wal-Mart
When will the recovery begin? Never
Goldman Sachs and The Great Unbalancing
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.
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
A weekly review from a UK perspective
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
UK announces long-term carbon reduction strategy
Climate change: Green dreams
Energy bill rises to tackle climate change are tiny