Petrodollars & US dollar

United States - Sept 20

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Palin's Petropolitics
Speth: Progressive Fusion
A crisis that could make the US election a cleaner contest

archived September 20, 2008

ODAC Newsletter - Sept 19

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A digest of news and commentary from a UK peak oil perspective

archived September 19, 2008

Geopolitics - Sept 18

Staff, Energy Bulletin

U.S. pushing through dozens of foreign weapons deals
China paper urges new currency order after "tsunami"
Low Crude Prices - Cold War Flashback?
Medvedev: Russia needs to mark its Arctic territory

archived September 18, 2008

Our American way of life is unsustainable - evidence

Chris Clugston, Energy Bulletin

Survey of the ecological and economic resources critical to the perpetuation of our American way of life.

archived August 18, 2008

Rollercoaster of oil prices: between a rock and a hard place

James Leigh, Energy Bulletin

In the heady month of July 2008 oil skyrocketed to $147 a barrel more than doubling the price of crude over the 12 months to that time. Many thought oil would race past the $150 mark on the way to $200 and to $300 a barrel, and beyond in the imminent year or two ahead.

archived August 16, 2008

Lifting Drilling Moratoriums--One Important Step to Control Oil Imports

Tom Standing , ASPO-USA

Congressional leaders use the sound bite, “We can’t drill our way out of this oil mess.” Of course; who ever claimed we could? But we can’t conserve our way out either. Reducing demand is a long-term process; “evolution” may be a more accurate term. Tightening CAFE standards will ease demand, but the benefit would be spread over many years. For long-term reduction, we would have to overhaul our daily travel patterns through societal lifestyle changes while we restructure our cities and suburbs. Such fundamental changes will take a human generation or longer. It took decades for the car culture to evolve in the U.S. It will take that long to reverse it.

archived July 28, 2008

ODAC Newsletter - July 18

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A digest of news and commentary from a UK peak oil perspective.

archived July 18, 2008

Economics - July 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Interview with Dennis Meadows (Limits to Growth co-author) Modeling Planetary Dynamics
When the going gets tough, economists go very quiet
Fed Chief bleak on economic outlook

archived July 16, 2008

Transport - July 9

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Why fly when you can float?
Boeing, SkyHook team up to launch heavy-lift blimp
In San Francisco, mapping out a trail on the water
Rising fuel prices hit transit riders
General Motors plans US overhaul amid bankruptcy talk
Designing cars for low-carbon chic

archived July 9, 2008

Prices & supplies - July 9

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Are We in the peak of an oil bubble?
Are big bets by speculators driving up oil?
Oil majors: Oil price hike due to fundamentals, not speculation
Analyzing the analysts (Part 1 of 2)
Oil: the new reality

archived July 9, 2008