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Could we be hitting natural gas limits already?

Many countries have assumed that natural gas imports will be available for balancing electricity produced by intermittent wind and solar, whenever they are needed. The high natural gas import prices recently being encountered in Europe, and especially in the UK, appear to be an indication of an underlying problem. Could the world already be hitting natural gas limits? Continue reading

Posted in Financial Implications, News Related Post | Tagged high natural gas prices, low oil prices, natural gas reserves | 4,770 Comments

COVID-19 Vaccines Don’t Really Work as Hoped

It turns out that the delta variant is sufficiently different from the original Wuhan version of the virus that the vaccines work much less well. The CDC performed an analysis of COVID-19 cases arising from one public gathering in Massachusetts. They found that the gathering led to 469 COVID-19 delta cases among Massachusetts residents, with 74% of these cases in fully vaccinated attendees. Massachusetts is a highly vaccinated state, with approximately 64% of the population fully vaccinated. Continue reading

Posted in News Related Post | Tagged antibody dependent enhancement, COVID-19 vaccines, delta variant, leaky vaccines | 3,978 Comments

Economies won’t be able to recover after shutdowns

Citizens seem to be clamoring for shutdowns to prevent the spread of COVID-19. There is one major difficulty, however. Once an economy has been shut down, it is extremely difficult for the economy to recover back to the level it … Continue reading

Posted in Energy policy, Financial Implications, News Related Post | Tagged central banks, coronavirus, Covid-19, low oil prices | 4,744 Comments

Gail in China: In Her Own Words and Pictures

Aired on  Our Finite World and the Doomstead Diner on April 29, 2015 Also available as a downloadable mp3: As regular readers of  Our Finite World and the Doomstead Diner know, Gail recently took a month long trip to China, where she was … Continue reading

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Oil Price Slide – No Good Way Out

The world is in a dangerous place now. A large share of oil sellers need the revenue from oil sales. They have to continue producing, regardless of how low oil prices go unless they are stopped by bankruptcy, revolution, or … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Implications, News Related Post | Tagged low oil prices, oil exports, oil imports, oil prices, OPEC, Saudi Arabia | 942 Comments