Saturday Sep 13
How To Annoy A Peak Oil Theorist: The Soft Patch In Oil Prices Is Here To Stay
The current oversupply of oil is a secular, not a cyclical phenomenon: expect the soft patch in oil prices to persist. One good way of estimating whether oil is expensive or cheap is to take total oil consumption, multiply it by international oil prices, and express the result as a share of GDP.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
How Obama Became the Oil President
Considering all the talk about global warming, peak oil, carbon divestment, and renewable energy, you'd think that oil consumption in the United States would be on a downward path. By now, we should certainly be witnessing real progress toward a post-petroleum economy.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Is global collapse imminent ?
Reader ZM points me to a paper with this title , by Graham Turner of the University of Melbourne.
Ukiah Blog Live
Peak Oil Review - Sept 1
Oil prices moved higher last week resulting in the first weekly gain in more than a month on an increasingly serious Ukrainian situation and better US economic data.
Why Peak Oil Refuses to Die
Perhaps you've seen one of the recent barrage of articles claiming that fears of an imminent peak and decline in world oil production have either been dispelled or are misplaced .
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Peak Oil: What To Do When The Wells Run Dry
During the oil crisis of the 1970s and the rapid rise of oil prices during the early part of the twenty-first century, concerns surrounding the use and availability of this non-renewable resource greatly increased in the minds of many.
Real Clear Politics
The Continued Farce
Just last week, the temperatures in Middle Georgia, where I write, were over 100 degrees.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Oil Issues/ Hollywood Medium
In the first half, longtime business and energy journalist, James R. Norman , discussed how the US and its allies use the price of oil as an economic weapon.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Sustained Growth On A Finite Planet
In recent years, it has been increasingly popular to make statements along the line that exponential* economic growth cannot continue forever in a finite planet.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
The 1990s vs. Now
Nine years ago I was having a problem with the constant reporting that the world had hit Peak Oil, or was on the verge of it.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
The Heartland Institute
New Book Documents Hydraulic Fracturing's Promise for America
The new book Groundswell is a highly recommended read. It is more an economics and politics book than a science treatise, and there are plenty of issues in fracking economics and politics to discuss.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Solar + Storage Is Close To An Inflection Point
It is always useful to invest when you have strong trends as a tailwind. That doesn't solve all your investment problems, but it helps a great deal.