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Staff, Energy Bulletin

From the 1st of January 2013 we have moved to our new site Resilience.org. Find new Energy posts at Resilience.org. The full Energy Bulletin archive is also available at the new site. Come join us!

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archived January 1, 2013

Five possible energy surprises for 2013

Kurt Cobb, Resource Insights

I've tried to think of some developments which conventional wisdom has judged rather unlikely and which would therefore significantly alter our lives and perceptions should they occur--precisely because we are not prepared for them. I don't think any of the following is likely to happen in 2013. But, any one of them would certainly surprise most people and most experts and upset the plans and expectations of many governments, businesses, investors and consumers.

archived December 30, 2012

Commentary: ASPO-USA Meets with DOE Officials -- Some Things We Learned

Jan Lars Mueller, ASPO-USA

On Monday, December 17, representatives of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas USA (ASPO-USA) met with senior officials of the Energy Information Administration (EIA), including Administrator Adam Sieminski, and staff from other offices within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The meeting was arranged following a letter that ASPO-USA sent to Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Sieminski after his appointment as EIA administrator earlier this year. The letter outlined key questions and concerns regarding oil and gas information that EIA provides.

archived December 24, 2012

Peak oil notes - Dec 28

Tom Whipple, ASPO-USA

-A mid-week update

archived December 27, 2012

EU must drastically reduce its oil imports

Kjell Aleklett, Aleklett'sEnergy Mix

The Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet has now, 2012 December 23, published my article "EU must drastically reduce its oil imports". In Swedish, "EU måste skära ner sin oljeimport drastiskt". Michael Lardelli has made a great translation of the article and I have added some relevant photos and graphs. Every week you are around 1000 persons that read my blog and I which you all Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

archived December 23, 2012

Peak oil review - Dec 24

Tom Whipple, ASPO-USA

A weekly update, including:
-Oil and the global economy
-The Middle East
-Troubles in Iraq
-Quote of the week
-Briefs

archived December 24, 2012

The Great Oil Swindle: why the new black gold rush leads off a fiscal cliff

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, Ceasefire Magazine

Headlines about this year's World Energy Outlook (WEO) from the International Energy Agency (IEA), released mid-November, would lead you to think we are literally swimming in oil.

archived December 24, 2012

Conservation Not Technology will be our Saviour - Chris Martenson - Part 2

James Stafford, Oilprice.com

With cheap oil looking like a thing of the past, what other energy sources should we be looking at developing? Part 2 of James Stafford's interview with Chris Martenson.

archived December 19, 2012

There's no such thing as energy independence in our globalized, fossil-fueled world

Kurt Cobb, Resource Insights

Anyone who tells you that energy independence can be achieved based on globally traded commodities such as oil, coal and natural gas is either trying to mislead you or doesn't understand the structure of energy markets. If any country really wants to be truly energy independent, a feasible, durable path is already available. All that country has to do is look away from the false advertising of the fossil fuel industry and look toward the future of energy that is already unfolding before us.

archived December 23, 2012

ODAC Newsletter Dec 21

ODAC staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

Welcome to the last ODAC Newsletter, the final news roundup from the Oil Depletion Analysis Centre...2012 saw US oil production grow to its highest level in 15 years, largely because of surging tight oil production by fracking, and many pundits such as Ed Morse of Citi are claiming "peak oil is dead". So has ODAC been worrying its silly little head entirely unnecessarily for the last five years, and could all our energy troubles soon be over? We continue to think not.

archived December 21, 2012

Don't fall for the shale boom hype - Chris Martenson Interview

James Stafford, Oilprice.com

We are in the midst of an amazing energy boom, but by sweeping the idea of peak oil under the rug we are ignoring a significant fact: the relationship between hydrocarbon reserves and flow rates are not the same as they used to be--reserves have increased but flow rates are not as high or sustainable.

archived December 18, 2012

Coal - Dec 20

Resilience.org Staff, Resilience.org

-Coal to challenge oil's dominance by 2017, says IEA
-Asia's insatiable demand for coal plays havoc with climate goals
-Will Colleges Kick Coal out of Their Stockings?

archived December 20, 2012

Peak oil notes - Dec 20

Tom Whipple, ASPO-USA

A mid-week update.

archived December 20, 2012

I love EB/Resilience.org!

EB staff, Energy Bulletin

At the end of 2012 we will be taking the next step in our move to Resilience.org. EB will become an archive, but we've been listening to your feedback...

archived December 19, 2012

Future production from U.S. shale or tight oil

James Hamilton, Econbrowser

I attended the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco two weeks ago at which I heard a very interesting presentation by David Hughes of the Post Carbon Institute. He is more pessimistic about future production potential from U.S. shale gas and tight oil formations than some other analysts.

archived December 19, 2012

Renewables, efficiency and em-power-ment: Dec 17

Resilience.org Staff, Resilience.org

-Coming soon: 100% renewable power
-How Data and Social Pressure Can Reduce Home Energy Use
-Fatih Birol: Energy efficiency is one of last options after Kyoto
-Solar Mamas - trailer

archived December 17, 2012

The great energy journey

Jan Fröman, NU

Professor Kjell Aleklett of Uppsala University has recently published the book Peeking at Peak Oil that has aroused considerable attention worldwide. The professor's energy journey that culminated in this book began at a meeting of the Liberal Party of Sweden in Katrineholm in 1995.

archived December 17, 2012

Peak oil review - Dec 17

Tom Whipple, ASPO-USA

A weekly update, including:
-Oil and the global economy
-The Middle East
-Chavez
-Quote of the week
-Briefs

archived December 17, 2012

What everybody ought to know about energy

Joanne Poyourow, Transition US

If you've ever looked for an iron-clad case that the fossil energy supply is out-of-control, over-the-top destructive --of planet, wildlife, people's health and culture-- then check out Energy, the latest publication of the Post Carbon Institute.

archived December 17, 2012

Previous long-term government, industry oil forecasts badly overestimated supply; why should we listen now?

Kurt Cobb, Resource Insights

The reverence accorded each new forecast of future energy supplies from international and government agencies and from major oil companies seems to go far beyond that accorded to the oracle of Delphi in ancient Greece. That oracle's record may be lost in the mists of time, but we can check the record for these modern energy oracles.

archived December 16, 2012

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