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Two Energy Books of Interest

Today, I’d like to write about two fairly different books related to limited energy supply. Both are excellent, but intended for fairly different audiences, and focusing on different aspects of our dilemma. 1. “Power Plays: Energy Options in the Age … Continue reading

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Why oil prices are so high: Production shortfall, Iran concerns, and low interest rates

Rising oil and gasoline prices are of concern to many people today. I see three basic issues involved: “Stalled out” growth in world oil supply Concerns about Iran Artificially low interest rates Stalled Out Oil Supply Leads to Five Million … Continue reading

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Three Major Journals Publish Articles on Limited World Oil Supply

In the past month, three major peer-reviewed journals have published articles relating to limited world oil supply: In Science, Technology is Turning U. S. Oil Around But Not the World’s, by Richard A. Kerr; In Nature, Climate Policy: Oil’s Tipping Point … Continue reading

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Businessweek Gets it Wrong—Everything You Know About Peak Oil is ‘Not’ Wrong

On January 26, Bloomberg Businessweek printed an editorial by Charles Kenny titled, “Everything You Know About Peak Oil Is Wrong”. This editorial reflects several common misunderstandings. According to Kenny: Titled Limits to Growth, their report suggested the world was heading … Continue reading

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OPEC says, ‘Don’t Count on Us’ for More Oil Supply

The results of OPEC’s latest meeting to set oil production quotas were announced this morning. Instead of production targets for individual countries, a group production ceiling of 30 million barrels a day was set. This amount is a bit less … Continue reading

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