Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:37:00 GMT(image)
Academics gathered in Oxford this week to discuss how to constrain fossil fuel supply as part of efforts to tackle climate change.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:18:00 GMT(image)
Entitled “The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production,” the report says that just burning fossil fuels from projects presently in operation will produce enough greenhouse gas emissions to push the world well past 2°C of warming this century. Limiting warming to 1.5°C calls for even larger closures of existing operations.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:17:00 GMT(image)
Politics can be egalitarian when going up Hubbert's Curve, but it's a whole different story when going down.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:03:19 GMT(image)
Another U.S. scientific study has confirmed that methane emissions from oil and gas activity are increasing more rapidly than previously estimated, and that these increases were happening at the same time that the North American shale gas boom and related fracking frenzy took off.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:55:00 GMT(image)
Clean technologies are already cheaper, on average, than the incumbent fossil fuel technologies, and the advantage is widening, argued Anthony Hobley, chief executive of Carbon Tracker.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:13:00 GMT(image)
The Energiewende (energy transition) is an internationally recognised example of Germans’ love for compound nouns, where two previously unconnected words are joined at the hip.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:32:00 GMT(image)
Our paper on "The Sower's Way" has been published in the IOP Environmental Research Letters journal. It is an attempt to quantify the physical limits of the energy transition from fossils to renewables.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:22:00 GMT(image)
Limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C has long been the goal of developing countries and those most at risk from climate change. Since becoming enshrined in the Paris Agreement last December, the 1.5C goal has come under increased scrutiny and examination.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:27:00 GMT(image)
It makes sense to electrify trucks since fuel from oil, coal, and natural gas is finite and biomass doesn’t scale up. Trucks make electricity possible.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:34:00 GMT(image)
Energy and water are inextricably linked: It takes energy to supply water, and it takes water to supply energy.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:40:00 GMT(image)
A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Quote of the week -Graphic of the Week -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia -Nigeria -Venezuela -The Briefs
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:13:00 GMT(image)
Economic growth...in macroeconomic models is the so-called elephant in the room that, unfortunately, almost no one talks about or seeks to improve.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:06:00 GMT(image)
Climate change denial is often decried for its destructiveness. But energy depletion dismissal – and by Naomi Klein of all people – could have consequences just as bad.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:03:00 GMT(image)
A midweek update. It has been a down week for oil prices with New York futures falling from $47.50 on Thursday of last week to close Wednesday at $43.64.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:20:00 GMT(image)
So, what was that "something" that changed everything in the early 1970s?
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:14:44 GMT(image)
Given that energy is the essential bedrock of a healthy economy, it is both frustrating and bewildering to watch a protracted national debate like the one accompanying the Brexit referendum and its aftermath and see how little time and attention is allotted to energy policy.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:45:00 GMT(image)
A weekly roundup of peak oil events, including: -Quote of the week -Graphic of the week -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia -Nigeria -The Briefs
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 17:23:00 GMT(image)
Ideologues hate it when the facts get in the way of their theories. California's Gov. Jerry Brown signed trailblazing legislation last week that commits the state to audacious greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2030 of 40 percent below 1990 levels. Not surprisingly, longstanding critics from the business community were howling once again about how California's business climate will deteriorate as a result.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:54:00 GMT(image)
One of the most compelling charts I have ever seen is the “Growing Gap” chart that used to appear on the front page of every ASPO Newsletter.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:15:00 GMT(image)
A midweek update. Oil prices climbed during the first three trading sessions this week on a weaker dollar, expectations of a drawdown in US crude stocks, and reports that the oil markets are balancing.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:26:00 GMT(image)
It was vaguely wonderful watching Presidents Obama and Xi cement their bids for a place in history, via climate change, by announcing American and Chinese ratification of the Paris Agreement on 3rd September 2016.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10:07:00 GMT(image)
Nation-wide, renewables (including distributed solar but not hydro) accounted for 10.2% of electricity sales, up from 8.4% the first half of 2015.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 09:58:00 GMT(image)
A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia -Nigeria -Venezuela -The Briefs
Sun, 04 Sep 2016 17:09:00 GMT(image)
We are about to learn once again that lack of resilience is the flip side of efficiency. Last week the world's 7th largest shipping firm failed to rally the support of its creditors last week and was forced to file for bankruptcy.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 11:28:00 GMT(image)
A midweek update. Oil prices fell 3 percent on Wednesday, paring their big gains for August after EIA data showed a surprise weekly build of 2.3 million barrels in US crude and distillate stockpiles and a smaller-than-expected drawdown in gasoline.