Item of General Interest
February 3 Update. I will be speaking at a Green Economy Workshop in Stockholm, Sweden on February 10 and 11.
I will be speaking at the International Conference of Actuaries meeting on April 4, in Washington DC.
I will be speaking at Energy Day 2030 Conference in Abu Dhabi on April 23.
I will also be speaking at the Age of Limits Conference in Washington D. C. over Memorial Day Weekend, on May 23-26 in southern Pennsylvania. Dennis Meadows will be among the speakers this year at this conference.
Category Archives: Alternatives to Oil
Intermittent renewables–wind and solar photovoltaic panels–have been hailed as an answer to all our energy problems. Certainly, politicians need something to provide hope, especially in countries that are obviously losing their supply of oil, such as the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, … Continue reading
Based on the sound of the name renewable, a person might think that using only “renewable” energy is ideal–something we should all strive to use exclusively. But there are lots of energy sources that might be called “renewable,” and lots … Continue reading
A friend asked me to put together a presentation on our energy predicament. I am not certain all of the charts in this post will go into it, but I thought others might be interested in a not-so-difficult version of … Continue reading
A primary reason why coal consumption is rising is because of increased international trade, starting when the World Trade Organization was formed in 1995, and greatly ramping up when China was added in December 2001. Figure 1 shows world fossil … Continue reading
We keep hearing about the many benefits of natural gas–how burning it releases less CO2 than oil or coal, and how it burns with few impurities, so does not have the pollution problems of coal. We also hear about the … Continue reading