Report says pandemic will threaten coal, power supplies

Robert Roos, Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP)

Investigation of coal supplies for Pandemic Planning reveal most utility companies only keep 30 days of coal on hand and are completely dependant on just-in-time supply chain to mine and ship the coal. An interruption such as a pandemic, train wreck or difficulty mining could turn off electricity in the US.

archived November 22, 2008

Transport - Nov 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

A sea of unwanted auto imports
Moore: Automakers never listened to workers, consumers
Bill Rees blasts auto industry bailout talk
California officials unveil plans to turn San Francisco into electric car capital
Coming to a store near you: chainless bicycles

archived November 21, 2008

Deep Thought - Nov 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The Last Viridian Note
Finite Resources Explain the Financial Crisis
Moore’s Curse and the Great Energy Delusion

archived November 21, 2008

ODAC Newsletter - Nov 21

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

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

archived November 21, 2008

The Impact Of The Slowdown In Construction Of Wind Generation

Jude Clemente, Energy Bulletin

The last few months have seen a significant stalling in plans and proposals to build new wind-based power generation. These delays and cancellations have significant implications for two important components of American energy.

archived November 19, 2008

United Kingdom - Nov 17

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Transition: gearing up for the great power-down
Fruit and veg boom needed to feed Britain
Strahan: Letter to the Energy Secretary
Homes with no electric shocks from the bills

archived November 17, 2008

Prices & supplies - Nov 14

Staff, Energy Bulletin

U.S. 2008 oil demand to drop most since 1980: EIA
Dirty coal to remain world's top power source: IEA
Study Points to Major Source of Natural Gas in Alaska

archived November 14, 2008

Climate & environment - Nov 13

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Obama will act quickly on climate change: adviser
Japan CO2 hits record
Under a Sooty Exterior, A Green China Emerges
Temperature set to rise by 6C, energy agency warns
Does Natural-Gas Drilling Endanger Water Supplies?

archived November 13, 2008

Transport - Nov 12

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Bolivia holds key to electric car future
Obama Asks Bush to Back Rescue of Automakers
California's car tax may be on the road again
Invest in Australian toll roads? No thanks!

archived November 12, 2008

United States - Nov 10

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Internet revolution that elected Obama could save Earth: Gore
Obama likely to tackle energy early on
Al Gore group urges Obama to create U.S. power grid

archived November 10, 2008