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

Coal - July 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Nationalise coal— to fund a just transition away from it (interview)
How to end America’s deadly coal addiction
Clean Coal: Competitive Someday, Just Not Today

archived July 21, 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

Exxon: Late, But Always the Bride

Steve LeVine, The Oil and the Glory

Quite apart from the long-shot chance that the venture could actually succeed, Exxon benefits from being able to brandish an environmental pin on its lapel, and its association with an authentic biofuels rock star. As Deutsche Bank's Paul Sankey told me in an email, "I think it's part R&D, part PR." Venter himself needed the cash injection, and could earn $300 million from Exxon if he meets certain unspecified project milestones probably associated with the economics of the algae.

archived July 15, 2009

Then & now

Roger Blanchard, ASPO-USA

Recently a friend gave me a copy of a January 22, 1973 issue of Newsweek. The cover title was “The Energy Crisis”. It’s interesting to look back and see how things have changed; or, to be more accurate, not changed.

archived July 13, 2009

Renewables & efficiency - July 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Renewable power? Not in your lifetime
Seven Paths to Our Energy Future
Wesley Clark: Ethanol's field general
Energy Secty Chu's alternative choice
Can I Clean Your Clock?
World`s largest cement firms slash production emissions by a third

archived July 6, 2009

Deep thought - July 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Bugging Out
How Politics Works and Why Activism is So Important
Risk Assessments: Playing the "What If?" Game
The Future of Transport
Dopamine Returned on Energy Invested (DREI)?
Tällberg Forum 2009
One Second After: A Book Review from a Prepper's Perspective
Ruins of a Second Gilded Age

archived July 6, 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

Commentary: Interview with Charles T. Maxwell (Part 2 of 2)

Steve Andrews, ASPO-USA

"We’re not going to have to help the oil industry. They already have all the help they need. I wouldn’t take away what they have but I wouldn’t add to it."(Charlie Maxwell is the life-long oil industry analyst viewed by Barrons’ magazine as their energy guru.)

archived June 29, 2009

ODAC Newsletter - June 26

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A weekly review from a UK perspective.

archived June 26, 2009