Item of General Interest
March 12 Update. Not too long ago, I added a tab along the top called PDFs of posts for some recent posts. I added these particularly for viewers who are having trouble viewing images. Some other readers may prefer them in this form as well.
I know that China (and perhaps other countries) block images hosted on Wordpress. These PDFs are hosted on a university server, so should not be blocked.
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The International Energy Agency (IEA) provides unrealistically high oil forecasts in its new 2012 World Energy Outlook (WEO). It claims, among other things, that the United States will become the world’s largest oil producer by around 2020, and North America will become … Continue reading →
Prof. James Hamilton of University of California recently wrote a post called Thresholds in the economic effects of oil prices. In it, he concludes As U.S. retail gasoline prices once again near $4.00 a gallon, does this pose a threat … Continue reading →
Are lower oil prices good news? Not really, if it means the world is sinking into recession. We know from recent past experience and from common sense that higher oil prices are a drag on oil importing economies, since if … Continue reading →
RIO+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, is to be held this week on June 20-22 in Rio de Janeiro. The term Sustainable Development seems to me to be almost a contradiction in terms. One dictionary gives the definition … Continue reading →
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently issued a new working paper called “The Future of Oil: Geology versus Technology” (free PDF), which should be of interest to people who are following “peak oil” issues. This is a research paper that … Continue reading →