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Saturday Sep 13 | Seeking Alpha

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

Mother Jones

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.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Tue Sep 02, 2014

John Quiggin

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.


Related Topix: World News, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries)

Common Dreams

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 .


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), US News, Liberal Political News

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.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy

Real Clear Politics

The Continued Farce

Just last week, the temperatures in Middle Georgia, where I write, were over 100 degrees.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Pacific Ocean, Medicine, Malaria, Health

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WMMV-AM Melbourne

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.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Florida

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Seeking Alpha

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.


Related Topix: Physics, Science, UC San Diego

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.


Related Topix: Activism, Global Warming

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Seeking Alpha

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.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy