Peak Oil News
2008/05/23: Independent(UK): Is the world about to be running on empty? As evidence emerges of dwindling oil reserves, the price of crude hits $135 a barrel
- 2008/05/21: TheBigPicture: Crude Oil = $132; Peak Oil?
- 2008/05/19: EnergyBulletin: Distillates
The evidence is mounting that the US might just encounter the first real crisis of the oil depletion age before the year is out. The crisis at first will be one of spiraling prices for diesel ... and
heating oil that will cause considerable economic havoc, and then there may be actual shortages right here in the United States.
- 2008/05/05: WaTi: The coming crisis [PO]
- 2008/04/28: RaiseTheHammer: Yes, It's a Crisis
- 2008/04/15: NYT:PK: Oil numbers
- 2008/04/15: BBC: 'Threat' to future of Russia oil
The future supply of Russian oil is threatened by a likely decline in production levels, one of the country's top oil executives has warned.
Lukoil's Leonid Fedun said $1 trillion would have to be spent on developing new reserves if current output levels were to be maintained.
Recent figures show Russian output fell 1% in the first quarter of 2008.
- 2008/03/26: EnergyBulletin: Kunstler's World Made by Hand: Not just another book review
- 2008/02/29: SA: Deutsche Bank's $150 Call: Peak Oil Light
- 2007/09/14: WEngdahl: Confessions of an "ex" Peak Oil Believer
- 2008/02/21: EnergyBulletin: Oil production constraints to cause "huge recession"
- 2008/02/21: EnergyBulletin: The peak oil crisis: Connecting the dots
- 2008/02/06: TruthOut: World Oil Supply May Have Already Peaked
- 2008/02/05: P&P: World oil supply may have already peaked
Is world oil production peaking? Quite possibly, says Lester Brown from the Earth Policy Institute. Data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) show a pronounced loss of momentum in the growth of oil production during the last few years
- 2008/01/30: MBTMag: Oil scarcity has 'snuck up on us', expert says
The idea that the world's supplies of oil have either peaked or will soon start declining has suddenly gained new respectability.
The concept of 'peak oil' has been derided by the big oil companies for years, but at the end of last week came a turnabout.
The chief executive of the oil giant Royal Dutch Shell, Jeroen van der Veer, put out a paper on Friday forecasting the end of easy oil.
- 2008/01/28: EnergyBulletin: The WSJ article on a CERA oil decline study by Robert L. Hirsch
- 2008/01/25: Times(UK): Shell chief fears oil shortage in seven years
World demand for oil and gas will outstrip supply within seven years, according to Royal Dutch Shell.
The oil multinational is predicting that conventional supplies will not keep pace with soaring population growth and the rapid pace of economic development.
Jeroen van der Veer, Shell's chief executive, said in an e-mail to the company's staff this week that output of conventional oil and gas was close to peaking.
He wrote: "Shell estimates that after 2015 supplies of easy-to-access oil and gas will no longer keep up with demand."
- 2008/01/18: G&M: CERA v. peak oil
- 2007/12/31: PeakOilBlues: The Emotional Scientist & Melting Models
- 2007/12/23: EconView: Life after Peak Oil
- 2007/11/23: Time:CC: So maybe those peak oil people weren't crazy after all
- 2007/11/14: CCurrents: Peak Oil Doomsday:Ahead Of Schedule
- 2007/11/12: EnergyBulletin: As oil flirts with $100, industry CEOs issue warnings, dead enders take cover in last foxhole
- 2007/11/10: IrishTimes: Peak oil meets climate change
Two frightening trends stand out from the annual report published this week by the International Energy Agency (IEA)
- 2007/11/11: Independent(UK): Running on empty: peak oil production is in sight, global supplies will dwindle - and the US, for one, is ill-prepared
- 2007/11/11: Guardian(UK): Opec under pressure as $100 barrel creates oil panic in the West
- 2007/11/10: PlausibleFutures: The End of Oil is Upon Us [IEA]
- 2007/11/05: FM: More answers about Peak Oil! (or just better phrased questions)
- 2007/11/07: Time: Oil Prices: It Gets Worse
Oil prices hit a record high of $97 a barrel on Tuesday, but the next generation of consumers could look back on that price
with envy. The dire predictions of a key report on international oil supplies released Wednesday suggest that oil prices could
move irreversibly over the $100-a-barrel threshold in the not too distant future, as the global economy faces a serious energy shortage.
This gloomy assessment comes from the International Energy Agency, the Paris-based organization representing the 26 rich,
gas-guzzling member nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The agency is not
known for alarmist warnings, and its World Energy Outlook is typically viewed by policy wonks as a solid indicator of global
energy supplies. In a marked change from its traditionally bland, measured tones, the IEA's 2007 report says governments
need to make urgent, bold decisions on energy policy, or risk massive environmental and energy-supply crises within two decades - crises and shortages that could spark serious global conflicts.
"I am sorry to say this, but we are headed toward really bad days," IEA chief economist Fatih Birol told TIME this week. "Lots of targets have been set but very little has been done. There is a lot of talk and no action."
- 2007/11/05: CFNation: Ignoring the Obvious [PO]
- 2007/11/04: Guardian(UK): New 'disaster' movie warns world of oil apocalypse
The latest gloves-off documentary to hit screens predicts a global meltdown as vital fuel runs out
Oil is 'the bloodstain of the earth's economy' and will soon trigger a global conflict that will cost millions of lives. That is the
stark claim of a controversial new film, which says a crash in oil production is about to set off worldwide recession and economic collapse.
A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash, which opens in UK cinemas this week, shows stark images of rusting Texan and
Venezuelan wells and fuel riots in Asia and Africa. Such scenes will be repeated thousands of times around the planet in the near future, argue the film's makers, who say the world is facing changes 'more frightening than a horror movie'
- 2007/11/03: EnergyBulletin: DOE publishes poster: "Peak Oil - the Turning Point"
- 2007/11/02: EnergyBulletin: Total boss on why oil production will never top 100 mb/d
- 2007/10/29: CCurrents: Peak Oil And Famine: Four Billion Deaths
- 2007/10/21: EnergyBulletin: Steep decline in oil production brings risk of war and unrest, says new [EWG] study
- 2007/10/21: EnergyBulletin: Willits meets the S-curve
...rational explanations of such threats as peak oil and climate change can only get one so far. People in any group or community adopt ideas at different paces based on their orientation toward change.
- 2007/10/22: Guardian(UK): Steep decline in oil production brings risk of war and unrest, says new study
Output peaked in 2006 and will fall 7% a year - Decline in gas, coal and uranium also predicted
World oil production has already peaked and will fall by half as soon as 2030, according to a report which also warns that extreme shortages of fossil fuels will lead to wars and social breakdown.
The German-based Energy Watch Group will release its study in London today saying that global oil production peaked in 2006 - much earlier than most experts had
expected. The report, which predicts that production will now fall by 7% a year, comes after oil prices set new records almost every day last week, on Friday hitting more than $90 (£44) a barrel
- PaulChefurka: Peak Oil and the World Problematique
- 2007/10/17: OilDrum: World Energy and Population: Trends to 2100
- 2007/10/18: MWatch: As oil super-spike hits, stocks pay attention
...I knew Wednesday morning that the current spike, a speculative frenzy if there ever was one, was the real thing when I saw a story in my newspaper about how higher oil prices no longer mean much to the U.S. economy
- 2007/10/03: EnergyBulletin: Limits to growth and the Hedberg conference
- 2007/10/02: Guardian(UK): Oil on the slide
We have had plenty of warnings about the consequences of an early peak in global oil production, but no one in Westminster seems to be listening
- 2007/09/23: OilDrum: Economic Impact of Peak Oil Part 1: A Flashback
- 2007/09/24: OilDrum: Economic Impact of Peak Oil Part 2: Our Current Situation
- 2007/09/16: Independent(UK): Oil industry 'sleepwalking into crisis'
Former Shell chairman says that diminishing resources could push price of crude to $150 a barrel
Lord Oxburgh, the former chairman of Shell, has issued a stark warning that the price of oil could hit $150 per barrel, with oil production peaking within the next 20 years.
He accused the industry of having its head "in the sand" about the depletion of supplies, and warned: "We may be sleepwalking
into a problem which is actually going to be very serious and it may be too late to do anything about it by the time we are fully aware."
- 2007/08/30: FCNP: The Peak Oil Crisis: The Quiet Time
- 2007/08/28: E&C: Blindsided by Peak Oil
- 2007/08/21: EnergyBulletin: Share slump and credit crunch: passing peak oil
- 2007/08/20: SwissInfo: "Peak oil" becomes burning issue
Swiss scientists say politicians and the public should have a greater awareness of "peak oil" -- the moment when the world's maximum crude oil output is reached.
- 2007/08/20: GristMill: How bad is peak oil, really?
- 2007/08/07: EnergyBulletin: Peak oil: what's ahead?
- 2007/08/05: Yahoo: [Book Review] _A Thousand Barrels a Second: The Coming Oil Break Point and the Challenges Facing an Energy Dependent World_ by Peter Tertzakian
- 2007/08/06: CSM: Why 'peak oil' may soon pique your interest
- 2007/08/05: CanWest: Get ready for oil supplies to dwindle, experts warn
- 2007/07/16: EnergyBulletin: On the precipice: Energy security and economic stability on the edge
- 2007/07/14: FuturePundit: IEA: Oil Supply Crunch After 2010
- 2007/07/12: E&C: The Effects of Peak Oil - Panic from the Oil Crunch
The reality of peak oil will set in over the next few years. But once the world realizes the serious effects it'll have, the real panic will start.
- 2007/07/10: TruthOut: Energy Watchdog [IEA] Warns of Supply Crunch Within Five Years
- 2007/07/10: CasaubonsBook: IEA Essentially Confirms Peak Oil
- 2007/07/10: ETS: Prediction #2 (of 3) from Oil Expert Matt Simmons: World to Soon Realize Oil Production Peaked
- 2007/07/09: DailyKos: Countdown to $100 oil (42) - IEA predicts shortages within 5 years
- 2007/07/09: FTimes: World will face oil crunch "in five years"
- 2007/07/09: ROB: IEA sees oil supply crunch looming
Global oil companies will reap the windfall from growing demand and constrained supply for years
to come - and consumers should expect higher fuel prices for the foreseeable future, the International Energy Agency says in a report released Monday.
- 2007/07/06: EnergyBulletin: Canaries in the coal mine - Below is a list of countries with reported energy shortages occurring within the past few months
- 2007/06/21: OilDrum: Will OPEC increase supply in the 2nd half of 2007? Or has Ghawar peaked?
- 2007/06/14: Independent(UK): A world without oil
2007/06/13: FinFacts: BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2007: World has enough oil for forty years; Growth in emissions from fossil fuels tripled to annual average of 3.4% in 2001-06
- 2007/06/11: CanWest: Alberta's era of abundant natural gas coming to an end
- 2007/06/12: GCC: Four Takes on Global Oil Demand, Supply and Disruption
- 2007/06/12: EnergyBulletin: How close to peak oil are we?
- 2007/06/06: EconBrowser: Post Mortem on the Cambridge Energy Research Associates Forecasts
2007/05/31: ZMag: What if the Oil Runs Out?
Though the government is planning a massive expansion of transport networks, it has never considered this question.
2007/05/11: PRNewsWire: Oil and Gas Execs Say Focus on Renewable Energy Sources Key to Addressing Declining Oil Reserves, KPMG Survey Finds
In the KPMG survey, which polled 553 financial executives from oil and gas companies in April 2007, twenty-five percent of the respondents said that at least 75 percent of government funding into energy should be
directed at the renewable sources sector and a further 44 percent said that at least 50 percent of funding should be allocated in the same way. These feelings stem from the overwhelming majority, or 82 percent, citing
declining oil reserves as a concern.
Sixty-five percent of the respondents say that while they believe global warming is occurring, it is a natural weather cycle, and 11 percent say that they do not believe it is occurring.
Just under a quarter believe CO-2- induced global warming is occurring.
- 2007/06/01: IRNA: UK oil production continues decline
- 2007/05/25: EnergyBulletin: 60 percent of oil and gas execs believe trend of declining reserves is irreversible
- 2007/05/23: EnergyBulletin: 11 incontrovertible truths of oil production and peak oil arguments
- 2007/05/21: EnergyBulletin: Peak Oil Review
- 2007/05/21: EnergyBulletin: Peak oil in America
- 2007/05/21: OilDrum: Oilwatch Monthly - May 2007
- 2007/05/18: ValueSystem: Peak Oil Now? New Data Leads to Speculation
- 2007/05/17: PRInside: The Peak Oil crisis will not just impact on transport but also on agriculture in a massive way!
- 2007/05/17: DailyScare: Unprepared, Uncompensated, and Clueless: Prophets Have Become Historians [collapse]
- 2007/05/15: EconBrowser: Northern Ghawar is in decline
- 2007/04/18: OilCrash: Peak Oil, Total Collapse, and the Road to the Olduvai
- 2007/05/11: CanWest: World oil production has maxed out: Talisman [CEO Jim Buckee]
- 2007/05/11: ChicagoSunTimes: No fuelin' this time: Oil supply near crisis To protect our economy, we need a coherent national energy policy
- 2007/05/11: MarketOracle: The Coming Explosion in Energy prices!
Oil and natural gas are finite in their supply, and should be husbanded for portable energy production, cars, planes, boats, etc.
Peak oil theories are justified, China is now training 40 thousand geologists a year to confront these challenges, the US trains
500 geologists and 40,000 lawyers. What's wrong with this picture?
- 2007/05/03: DailyReckoning: Exxon Mobil Says Peak Oil Unlikely in the Next 25 Years
- 2007/04/30: OilDrum: Our World Is Finite: Is This a Problem?
- 2007/04/23: EESD: Big Oil on Peak Oil
- 2007/04/20: WorldOil: Peaking of world oil production: Recent forecasts
2007/04/13: GRC: Bleak Energy Outlook: Decline and Fall of Major Reserve Energy Sources Disruption to oil supply sends market prices upwards
- 2007/04/01: ASPO: Giant Oil Fields - Highway to Oil
- 2007/04/04: EnergyBulletin: The GAO report
- 2007/03/29: EnergyBulletin: GAO: U.S. needs a peak oil strategy
- 2007/03/27: E&C: Where To Turn When Cheap Oil Runs Out
- 2007/03/17: DefTech: Army Foresees Natural Gas Crisis
- 2007/03/16: TreeHugger: The Coming Decline of Oil
- 2007/03/13: EnergyBulletin: Peak oil: What the media don’t want you to know
- 2007/03/01: HoustonChronicle: Texas oilman Pickens says global oil production at its peak
- 2007/02/04: DailyKos: Let me explain what they [Bush/Cheney et al] want
- 2007/01/30: Guardian(UK): Take to the fields
The tipping point of global oil production will be accompanied by a dire energy shock, and we will have to redefine the concept of farming.
- 2007/01/29: Guardian(UK): Hungry for oil
Dwindling oil stocks could cause the UK to be vulnerable to food shortages for the first time since the second world war.
- 2007/01/20: elUniversal: Pemex predicts production drop
The progressive decline in Mexico´s capacity to produce oil is rapidly becoming more worrisome than the slump in global crude prices
- 2007/01/17: CDreams: TD: Petro-Power and the Nuclear Renaissance - Two Faces of an Emerging Energo-fascism (Part 2)
- 2007/01/18: EnergyBulletin: Peak oil production by Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (House of Representatives - January 17, 2007) [Page: H655]
- 2007/01/17: EnergyBulletin: The peak oil crisis: Congressional hearings - round #2
- 2007/01/08: 321Energy: An Almost Friendly Update on World Oil
- 2007/01/07: Independent(UK): Oil. The fast-vanishing drug the world can't yet live without
- 2007/01/04: EnergyBulletin: The peak oil crisis: 2006 in review
- 2007/01/03: EnergyBulletin: Fuelling a Food Crisis: The impact of peak oil on food security
- 2007/01/02: EnergyBulletin: Seattle "peak-oilers" prepare for a world without petroleum
- 2007/01/02: EnergyBulletin: The peak oil story during 2006
- 2006/12/28: OilDrum: World Crude Oil Production Forecast using Current Fields and Future Megaprojects
- The Report On Oil Depletion by Ronald R. Cooke
- 2006/12/21: EnergyBulletin: OPEC says peak oil near
- 2006/12/09: NRDC: Running on Fumes - How bad is the current energy crisis? Really, really bad, says oil expert Charley Maxwell
- 2006/11/29: OilDrum: A Growing Military Concern...
- 2006/11/17: OilDrum: IHS Data Suggest Kuwaiti and Global Proved Oil Reserves Significantly Lower Than BP Estimates
- 2006/11/15: EnergyBulletin: Peddling PetroProzac: CERA ignores 10 warning signposts of peak oil
- 2006/11/07: CarbonSink: A tale of four oil fields
- 2006/10/20: API: Estimated U.S. drilling activity hits 21-year high
- 2006/10/31: CNN: Big oil's expensive black gold quest - One study says oil company spending is having little impact on boosting supplies, but firms continue to hunt.
- 2006/10/31: EnergyBulletin: NZ energy minister: 'the end of cheap oil'
- 2006/10/15: PeakEnergy: The Deathwatch for Cheap Oil
- 2006/10/07: OilDrum: The End of Fossil Energy [Book Review] _The End of Fossil Energy and the Last Chance for Survival_ by John Howe
- 2006/10/06: Catalyst: Peak Oil - Yet another 'inconvenient truth'
- 2006/09/20: EnergyBulletin: The peak oil crisis: a report to Australia's Senate
- 2006/09/16: EuroTrib: Countdown to $100 oil (31) - $15 oil? The cornucopians are fighting back
2006/09/15: Globe&Mail: Get ready for price rationing, oil guru says - [Henry] Groppe foresees new oil era of high prices, limited supply, new consumption patterns
- 2006/09/16: CCurrents: Peak Oil Preparations: Money And Labor
- 2006/09/15: al Jazeera: Oil supplies could 'last 140 years' [says Abdallah Jumah, president and CEO of Aramco]
- 2006/09/13: BostonHerald: World has tapped just 18 percent of global oil supplies, Saudi executive says
- 2006/09/11: ClimateArk: Oil yet to peak, says ExxonMobil Australia head
The end of oil was "nowhere in sight" according to ExxonMobil Australia chairman Mark Nolan.
Speaking at the Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference in Adelaide yesterday, Mr Nolan said figures from the United States Geological Survey refuted "peak oil" theory, showing there were more than
three trillion barrels of conventional recoverable oil resources. "So far we have produced one trillion of that," Mr Nolan said.
"Conservative estimates of heavy oil and shale oil push the total recoverable resource to more than four trillion barrels.
- 2006/09/11: ABC(Au): World has ample oil supplies, Exxon Mobile chief says
Exxon Mobil chief executive Mark Nolan has told 600 petroleum engineers at the Asia-Pacific Oil and Gas Conference in Adelaide that there is ample oil in the world to supply future demand.
Proponents of the peak oil theory say supplies will start to dwindle in less than 20 years.
Mr Nolan says there is still at least three trillion barrels of oil left in the world, and consumers have used just one trillion barrels so far.
- 2006/09/05: EnergyBulletin: Underestimating Demand, Overestimating Supply
- 2006/09/04: CarbonSink: Peak Oil Primer
- 2006/08/24: DerSpiegel: How Much Longer? The End of the Oil Era Looms
- 2006/09/02: OilDrum: Cornucopians -- A Guide for the Perplexed
- 2006/08/28: EnergyBulletin: Jeremy Leggett Intertwines Peak Oil and Climate Change
- 2006/08/23: JQuiggin: Is Peak Oil here already ?
- 2006/08/22: EnergyBulletin: ASPO 5. Colin Campbell Puts the Oil Age Into Perspective...
- 2006/08/16: KoreaHerald: When tomorrow brings the twilight of oil - The price of crude can only rise while supplies dwindle worldwide
- 2006/08/15: EnergyBulletin: Peak Oil and Relocalization in Ohio
- 2006/08/13: EnergyBulletin: No more business as usual
- 2006/08/11: EnergyBulletin: What happens to our food when the oil runs out?
- 2006/08/10: EMNN: Deconstructing Daniel Yergin, the "Energy Pope"
- 2006/08/11: EnergyBulletin: CERA's report is over-optimistic
- 2006/08/06: EnergyBulletin: Apocalypse always: Is the peak oil movement really just another apocalyptic cult?
- 2006/08/02: BBerg: Pemex Says Cantarell 2006 Production to Decline 8%
- 2006/07/30: EnergyBulletin: Oil Depletion Economics 101
- 2006/02/06: GPM: (transcript) Dr. Albert Bartlett: Arithmetic, Population and Energy
- 2006/07/14: EnergyBulletin: Pentagon and Peak Oil: A Military Literature Review
- 2006/07/11: Oikos: Peak Oil in Australia
- 2006/07/10: ABC(Au): (transcript) Oil industry hits peak production
- 2006/07/09: ChronicleHerald: Costly tar hurts paving - The price of liquid asphalt, made mostly from petroleum products, is up about 20 to 25 per cent from last year
- 2006/07/01: WorldChanging: An Interview with James Howard Kunstler
- 2006/06/30: EnergyBulletin: Energy price & supply projections - how good are your assumptions?
- 2006/06/18: OilDrum: A Megaproject list from the Oil and Gas Journal
- 2006/06/12: EnergyBulletin: Has oil peaked?: Yes
- 2006/06/08: Telegraph(UK): Dutch giants told gas has run out
- 2006/06/03: CC: There are no technofixes for Peak Oil
- 2006/06/04: EnergyBulletin: Confessions of a statistician
- 2006/06/03: EnergyBulletin: Piqued by peak oil
- 2006/05/31: TheAge: This planet is running out of oil
- 2006/05/24: EnergyBulletin: Feeling the heat [GW, peak oil, community]
- 2006/05/23: Asia Times: The 'peak oil' deja vu
- 2006/05/13: EnergyBulletin: Peak oil & Sweden: what a small country can do
- 2006/05/02: EnergyBulletin: Public health and the precautionary principle: the case of peak oil
- 2006/05/01: EnergyBulletin: Principles for the post-peak oil job market
- 2006/04/27: MObjectivist: Reserve Peak Proven!
- 2006/04/25: ClimateArk: The oil party is finally over
- 2006/04/24: EnergyBulletin: Newsday editorial on peak oil
- 2006/04/22: EnergyBulletin: Why the world is not about to run out of oil
- 2006/04/22: EnergyBulletin: Hundred dollar oil, five percent inflation, and the coming recession
- 2006/04/18: EnergyBulletin: Full text of San Franciso peak oil resolution
- 2006/04/11: Platts: Saudi Aramco boosts drilling efforts to offset declining fields
Saudi Aramco's mature crude oil fields are expected to decline at a gross average rate of 8%/year without additional maintenance and drilling, a Saudi Aramco spokesman said Tuesday.
- 2006/04/11: EnergyBulletin: Oil Major CEO talks about "the real problem of peak oil"
- 2006/04/07: EnergyBulletin: Apocalypse, not - A Critical Look at Peak Oil Catastrophism
- 2006/04/06: EnergyBulletin: Looking through peak oil lenses
- 2006/04/05: Asia Times: Betting the planet: The sequel
- 2006/04/04: OilDrum: Plateau update
- 2006/03/22: EnergyBulletin: George W. Bush and Peak Oil: Beyond Incompetence
- 2006/03/14: EconBrowser: ExxonMobil and peak oil
- 2006/03/12: EnergyBulletin: What if Daniel Yergin is wrong?
- 2006/03/04: ASPO-USA: ASPO-USA statement regarding the ExxonMobil Peak Oil Advertisement
- 2006/02/: WorldOil: What a difference 20 years make in crude oil prices
- 2006/03/04: EnergyBulletin: US Congressmen distribute NY Times op-ed piece to House colleagues
- 2006/03/03: EnergyBulletin: NY Times: The end of oil
- 2006/03/03: EnergyBulletin: Scientific American: Facing the facts on oil
- 2006/03/03: EnergyBulletin: OSS CEO comments on Exxon mis-information (or active lies) to the public with respect to peak oil
- 2006/03/02: EnergyBulletin: NY Times says peak oil "almost certainly correct"
- 2006/03/01: OilDrum: Why peak oil is probably about now
- 2006/03/01: OilDrum: NYT says peak oil "almost certainly correct"
- 2006/02/26: EnergyBulletin: The power of community: How Cuba survived peak oil
- 2006/02/26: EnergyBulletin: Enforced relocalization
- 2006/02/23: FCNP: The Hirsch Report - One Year Later
- 2006/02/15: BBC: Why oil will hit $100 a barrel
The era of easy oil is over, but growing demand from countries like India and China is forcing oil firms to enter unusual territory.
- 2006/02/09: Greens(UK): EU admits having no plan for 'peak oil' crisis
- 2006/02/06: EnergyBulletin: Repsol Downgrades Reserves, But Who Is Really to Blame?
- 2006/02/03: THP: Oil Addiction: Missing the Point
- 2006/02/03: ResInv: Shell President Forced to Address 'Peak Oil' Theory
"That is a great question it is much more complex than many people think. That (peak oil) is not how we will go. Because peak oil theory itself is correct, if one takes easy oil close to the markets. If
you look at West Texas the oil has gone, or even the North Sea...but if you look at oil sands you don’t know where the peak will come...if you think about coal...there are huge reserves. If you
assume we can develop clean coal technologies, [then] there will not be one peak."
"So there is no one peak. There will be many peaks [for different fields, regions and fuels] and they will be in many different time frames and how that will develop, we don’t know."
- 2006/02/02: FCNP: The Peak Oil Crisis - Global Warming
- 2006/02/02: TidePool: What Peak Oil Means to Every American - Declaring energy independence by Rep. Tom Udall (D-NM)
- 2006/01/26: DailyKOS: The 4 biggest oil fields in the world are in decline
- 2006/01/25: EnergyBulletin: Peak America - Is Our Time Up?
- 2006/01/25: EnergyBulletin: Things just got worse [Kuwaiti reserves]
- 2006/01/20: Reuters: Kuwait oil reserves only half official estimate-PIW
- 2006/01/20: Independent(UK): What they don't want you to know about the coming oil crisis
- 2006/01/18: EnergyBulletin: Depletion Has Changed The PR Script
- 2006/01/: OilCrashMovie
- 2006/01/16: EnergyBulletin: Demand destruction: who gets destroyed?
- 2006/01/12: DE: Professor warns about implications of Peak Oil
- 2006/01/11: AlterNet: Planning For the Peak - You will never wake to the headline, "World Runs Out of Oil."
- 2006/01/11: AlterNet: Over the Peak
- 2006/01/12: TOD: Projecting US Oil Production
- 2006/01/12: EnergyBulletin: The Peak Oil Crisis: New Years 2006
- 2006/01/10: CBC: Alberta oilsands world's largest source of new crude oil by 2010: CIBC
- 2006/01/12: EnergyBulletin: Alberta oil sands to star now we're post-peak: CIBC World Markets
- 2006/01/12: EnergyBulletin: Already Past the Peak?
- 2006/01/03: EnergyBulletin: Why We Should Pray that the Peak Be Soon
- 2005/12/22: VVoice: The Slippery Slope - Is there enough oil? Or is there just enough oil to keep the Bush regime going?
- 2005/12/10: VT: [Checking the 2001] Energy Information Administration Forecast
- 2005/12/15: WWatch: The Peaks and Valleys Of Oil Dependence
- 2005/12/21: EnergyBulletin: Peak oil's Richard Pryor problem ["Who you gonna believe? Me or your lying eyes?"]
- 2005/12/21: EnergyBulletin: Goldman's Murti Says `Peak Oil' Makes $105 Price Tame
- 2005/12/05: EconBrowser: Oil sands - Are oil sands the answer to peak oil?
- 2005/12/02: EnergyBulletin: Revisiting International Energy Outlook 2001
- 2005/11/30: EnergyBulletin: Australian Senate establishes future oil supply inquiry
- 2005/11/23: EnergyBulletin: Peak Oil resolution in U.S. House of Representatives
- 2005/11/19: OLJ: World at tipping point; oil peak arrives
- 2005/11/20: EnergyBulletin: Former Secretary of Defense testifies before Senate on peak oil
- 2005/11/16: EnergyBulletin: Kuwait Oil Field, World's Second Largest, 'Exhausted'
- 2005/11/14: Scoop: Energy Experts Ponder End of Oil
If the world’s crude oil supply peaks soon and heads into permanent decline, will renewable energy be able to fill the gap in time? How will this transition be managed, and what might this new low carbon world look like?
- 2005/11/14: EnergyBulletin: Kuwait's biggest field starts to run out of oil
- 2005/11/12: AMEInfo: Kuwait's biggest field starts to run out of oil
It was an incredible revelation last week that the second largest oil field in the world is exhausted and past its peak output. Yet that is what the Kuwait Oil Company revealed about its Burgan field.
- 2005/11/11: BBC: Solar panel tax breaks are backed
Plans to cut council tax for people who generate their own electricity have been backed by the government.
- 2005/11/09: CSM: How soon will world's oil supplies peak? The question provokes hot debate among experts, as concerns rise that America isn't prepared for a dropoff.
- 2005/11/08: EnergyBulletin: Running on empty at Rimini
- 2005/11/09: Guardian(UK): Running on empty - Jeremy Leggett explains how a bid to defuse the coming global peak-oil crisis was sidelined
- 2005/11/07: PetroleumWorld: Oil supplies may be lower than OPEC countries want to admit
- 2005/11/03: Thomas:LOC: H. RES. 507
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States, in collaboration with other international allies,
should establish an energy project with the magnitude, creativity, and sense of urgency that was incorporated in the `Man on the Moon' project to address the inevitable challenges of `Peak Oil'.
- 2005/11/03: Grist: Take a Peak - An interview with peak-oil provocateur Matthew Simmons
- 2005/11/01: DVoice: Time Magazine Finally Covers Peak Oil
- 2005/10/24: Reuters: Russian oil output could
peak at more than 510 million tonnes annually in 2010
- 2005/10/18: USAToday: Debate brews: Has oil production peaked?
- 2005/10/09: RI: International Energy Agency Confronts "Peak Oil": Part II
- 2005/10/09: RI: International Energy Agency Confronts "Peak Oil": Part 1
- 2005/10/08: EnergyBulletin: Depletion
- 2005/10/04: EnergyBulletin: Sadad al Husseini sees peak in 2015
- 2005/09/22: CSM: Before the oil runs out: The search for alternatives
- 2005/09/21: CSM: Before the oil runs out: How US can cope when gas prices surge
- 2005/09/20: CSM: Before the oil runs out: How will this era end?
- 2005/09/20: CSM: Before the oil runs out: How will this era end?
- 2005/09/11: PN: Saudi oil shock ahead
- 2005/09/10: Ledger: On Oil Supply, Opinions Aren't Scarce
- 2005/09/03: EnergyBulletin: US gov't awareness of peak oil
- 2005/09/03: EnergyBulletin: Pump fright might scare us straight about our oil habit
- 2005/09/03: EnergyBulletin: A fit of (oil) peak
- 2005/09/01: BostonGlobe: A fit of (oil) peak
- 2005/08/24: EnergyBulletin: Has oil production peaked?
- 2005/08/23: GristMill: We have a taker [price of oil in 2010 bet]
- 2005/08/21: EnergyBulletin: The Breaking Point
- 2005/08/21: EnergyBulletin: After the oil runs out
- 2005/08/21: EnergyBulletin: OPEC Reveal Global Light Sweet Crude Peaked
- 2005/08/16: EVWorld: Gasoline Prices Reflect Peak Oil, Not Merely Oil Pricing
- 2005/08/02: NG: Why Is Petrocollapse Imminent?
- M Hodges Economic Energy Report
- 2001/11/12: CSIRO: The Big Rollover: World oil production decline predictions
- WRI: Oil as a finite resource: When is global production likely to peak?
- WRI: Oil as a finite resource (PP slides)
- When is the big rollover?
- World: Oil And Gas Industry - Overview
- Peak Oil: an Outlook on Crude Oil Depletion - C.J.Campbell - Revised February 2002
- AltEnergy: Methane Madness
- AltEnergy: Joy Ride
- Energy Shortage
- (Oil and Gas) Depletion Scotland
- OGJ: US natural gas production decline accelerating, analyst contends
- [Amazon] (book) Hubbert's Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
- 2002/05/: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Oil Depletion
- Spending Our Great Inheritance - Then What?
- 2002/08/12: OGJ: Analysts claim early peak in world oil production
- 2002/04/19: OLJ: Dealing with the coming oil crisis
- 2002/01/08: AEN: Oil Production Curve Causes Concern
- 2002/08/30: BBC: UK 'running out of gas'
- 2002/09/03: PW: ConocoPhillips CEO: U.S. energy supply in crisis
- The Oil Depletion Resource Page
- 2000/11/: Baker Institute: Running on Empty? Prospects for Future World Oil Supplies
- 2002/10/14: Sydney Herald: Eastern gas supplies may not last 20 years
- 2002/10/23: FTW: Colin Campbell on Oil
Perhaps the World's Foremost Expert on Oil and the Oil Business Confirms the Ever More Apparent Reality of the Post-9-11 World
- 2002/11/28: PrudentBear: Has OPEC Production Peaked?
- Oil depletion
- NCPA: Are We Running Out of Oil?
- 1996/12/05: LC: Joy Ride to Global Collapse
- Abelard: Replacing fossil fuels: the scale of the problem
- 2003/01/06: EMS: End of Cheap Oil Poses Serious Threat to World Economy, Experts Say
- ASPO: The Association for the Study of Peak Oil
- 2003/02/20: ENS: Opinion: Restructuring the Energy Economy
- 2003/02/26: WTRG: The Coming Energy Crisis?
- DB: The Great Rollover Juggernaut
- 2003/05/: GPM: The Petroleum Plateau
- ASPO: The Association for the Study of Peak Oil
- 2003/05/25: CanWest: The party's over: We're running out of oil and gas
- 2003/06/16: OGJ: ASPO, ODAC see conventional oil production peaking by 2010
- Post Carbon Institute
- 2003/07/01: BBC: UK power cuts 'in 20 years'
- 2003/07/21: Time: Why America is Running Out of Gas
Inflated oil prices and natural gas shortages are wiping out jobs and savings, thanks to three decades of bungled energy policy. Get ready for more bungling
- 2003/08/06: ZMag: The End of Oil?
- 2003/07/30: CRG: The End of the Oil Age
- Gulland: The Oil Depletion Resource Page
- 2003/03/: The Party's Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies
- 2003/11/26: Toronto Star: Energy crisis looms, experts warn
Worldwide oil, gas production expected to peak in 2020 Only solution to impending shortage will be higher prices
- Hubbert's Peak Resources
- 2003/12/02: Guardian(UK): Bottom of the barrel
The world is running out of oil - so why do politicians refuse to talk about it?
- 2003/12/: ASPO: Newsletter No 36
- 2003/12/04: AlterNet: The Age of Oil Is Over
- Life After The Oil Crash
- COPAD: Citizens Committee on Oil Peak And Decline
- 2004/01/23: TTimes: How much oil does the world have left?
- 2004/01/28: CDreams: Toronto Star: Demand for Oil Outstripping Supply
- 2004/01/28: EMS: Oil Supply Shortages Likely After 2007, New Report Shows
- 2004/02/05: IMC: "Peaking will be catastrophic" report to US Dept. of Energy on Oil Peak
- 2004/02/24: NYT: Forecast of Rising Oil Demand Challenges Tired Saudi Fields
- Depletion Scotland
- 2004/04/03: SF Gate: Fossil-Fuel Dependency - Do oil reserves foretell bleak future?
- 2004/04/10: Rense: The End Of The Age Of Oil? Opinions Vary
- Global Public Media
- (book) The Party's Over - Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies
- 2004/05/14: NYT: A Crude Shock
- 1991//: EA: A review of Julian Simon's The Ultimate Resource by Herman Daly From Steady State Economics (1991)
- 2004/05/20: PeakOil: Indonesia on decline
- 2004/06/02: BB: N.Y. Crude Oil Falls From Record on Calls for OPEC Output Rise
Al-Attiyah said OPEC is near a consensus to raise its output quota by 2.5 million barrels a day, or 11 percent, a plan also backed by Kuwait. Saudi Arabia will ensure markets have enough supply, al-Naimi said.
The 10 members, excluding Iraq, that participate in the quota system probably pumped 26.35 million barrels of oil in May, 2.85 million more than the quota, according to Geneva-based consultant PetroLogistics Ltd.
An increase in the quota to 26 million barrels a day would effectively allow members to pump whatever they like, since most of the group is operating at full capacity. Normally, OPEC agrees to restrain supplies to prevent prices from falling.
"OPEC has indicated that they'll increase quotas by about 10 percent, but they don't have a tremendous amount of extra capacity," said Kurt Hallead, an analyst with RBC Capital Markets in Austin, Texas.
"The Saudis can increase production by 2-to-2.5 million barrels but everyone else has the ability to do a fraction of that."
- 2004/06/02: NYPress: The Coming Energy Crunch - A $2 gallon of gas is just the beginning.
- 2000/11/13: OilCrisis: The Peak of World Oil Production and the Road to the Olduvai Gorge
- 1997//: OilCrisis: The Olduvai Theory of Industrial Civilization
- 2004/06/07: Guardian(UK): Quest for energy is race against time
New forms of energy need to be developed quickly or else the world faces a cataclysmic economic and environmental future
- 2003/02/: UHDSG: The Uppsala Protocol
- 2004/07/09: IMC: Australian oil production declining fast
- 2004/07/17: HoustonChronicle: Oil dependence not going away - Record prices prompt little new drilling to replace imported fuels
- 2004/08/: PopSci: Geologists say the end is nigh. New recovery tech may tell a different story.
- 2004/07/29: Street: Is Saudi Arabia Running Out of Oil?
- 2004/07/29: MMN: It’s the End of the World as We Know It
- 2004/07/18: AOLogic: Why 2004 Will Be Remembered as the Year World Oil Production Peaked
- 2004/06/19: Guardian(UK): Are we ready for when the oil runs out? [by Jeremy Leggett]
- 2004/08/04: al Jazeera: The death of cheap crude
- 2004/08/04: PulseTC: Running on Empty - A field guide to the coming fuel crunch
- 2004/04/29: MENAFN: Saudi Oil Is Secure and Plentiful, Say Officials
Officials from Saudi Arabia's oil industry and the international petroleum organizations shocked a gathering of foreign policy experts in
Washington yesterday with an announcement that the Kingdom's previous estimate of 261 billion barrels of recoverable petroleum has now more than tripled, to 1.2 trillion barrels.
- 2004/07/28: MSN:MC: Is Saudi Arabia running out of oil?
The Saudis claim to have plenty of reserves, but a top energy expert disputes that. Without any independent data, the world is dangerously in the dark, he says.
- 2004/08/16: VFTP: Gas Guzzlers' Shock Therapy
- VFTP: A View From the Peak :: Musings about Peak Oil
- 2004/08/12: WMonthly: Peak Oil
- 2004/08/30: TruthOut: Get Ready for the Peak Experience
- 2004/09/04: ZMag: Living with the Age of Entropy - Is a life without fossil fuel possible?
- 2004/09/09: MSNBC: How long will the world's oil last? As production peaks, economic impact could be dire
- 2004/09/16: EB: New Forecast Shows Oil Supply-Demand Tipping Point Within A Decade
- 2004/09/23: MSNBC: Can technology help find oil fast enough? Debate over 'peak oil' turns on industry advance
- 2004/09/23: EB: Oil has peaked
- 2004/09/29: EB: The End of the Age of Oil
- 2004/10/15: EB: The Countdown for the Peak of Oil Production
- 2004/11/13: EnergyBulletin: Life after cheap oil: Got a blueprint?
- 2005/01/02: EnergyBulletin: The Prosperous Way Down
- Kovariks on Oil Reserves
- 2005/01/11: EnergyBulletin: Prophets of doom: the coming oil crisis
- 2005/01/11: EnergyBulletin: The End of Oil?
- 1974/06/06: Technocracy: M. King Hubbert on the Nature of Growth
[1974 Testimony before Subcommittee on the Environment of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs]
- 2005/01/15: EnergyBulletin: Staring down the barrel of a crisis
- 2005/01/17: EnergyBulletin: New Zealand Greens predict oil crisis in 10 years
- 2005/01/17: EnergyBulletin: NZ Greens Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons Full Speech: "Picnic for the Planet 2005"
- 2005/01/19: EnergyBulletin: Hopedance - Preparing for the End of Oil?
- 2005/01/19: EnergyBulletin: Oil Running Out
- 2005/01/23: EnergyBulletin: Post Carbon Institute to Participate in Bangalore Peak Oil Conference
- Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
- 2005/02/05: EnergyBulletin: Oil Crisis Down Under
- 2005/02/10: EnergyBulletin: BP reserves decline, profits soar
- 2005/02/10: EnergyBulletin: Oil stocks will keep falling: IEA
- 2005/02/10: EnergyBulletin: Peak Oil and The Sociology of Knowledge
- 2005/02/10: EnergyBulletin: Australia: Peak oil and our government: what energy crisis?
- 2004/10/: AGU: (conference) Running on Empty? Oil: How Much, Where, and at What Cost?
- 2005/02/19: EnergyBulletin: Shell, Exxon Tap Oil Sands, Gas as Reserves Dwindle
- 2005/02/19: EnergyBulletin: Here comes the nutcracker: Peak oil in a nutshell
- 2005/01/: ITW: An interview with George Draffan
- 2005/02/20: EnergyBulletin: Expert [Matthew Simmons] says Saudi oil may have peaked
- 2005/02/22: EnergyBulletin: A letter from oil exploration insider
- 2005/02/23: EnergyBulletin: The Good Oil
- 2005/02/25: EnergyBulletin: What will we eat as the oil runs out?
- 2005/02/28: EnergyBulletin: Filmmaker says rude awakening about oil is coming
- 2005/03/01: EnergyBulletin: 2005 oil outlook: Is this the year when demand outstrips supply?
- 2005/03/03: EnergyBulletin: The Mitigation of the Peaking of World Oil Production
- 2005/03/03: EnergyBulletin: Mexico’s Largest Oil Field in Premature Decline
- 2005/03/06: EnergyBulletin: The long road down: decline and the deindustrial future
- 2005/03/07: EnergyBulletin: Willful blindness
- 2005/03/07: EnergyBulletin: Peaking of World Oil Production: Impacts, Mitigation and Risk Management
- 2005/03/08: EnergyBulletin: Australian politician goes on record about peak oil and gas
- 2005/03/08: EnergyBulletin: What if oil cost $200 a barrel?
- 2005/03/11: EnergyBulletin: OPEC has no capacity to lift quotas, says Algeria
- 2005/03/11: EnergyBulletin: Oil Demand Rises More Than Expected, Straining Supply, IEA Says
- 2005/03/11: EnergyBulletin: US report acknowledges peak-oil threat
- 2005/03/12: EnergyBulletin: Indonesia's crude output falls to 34-year low in February
- 2005/03/12: EnergyBulletin: Running on empty
- 2005/03/13: EnergyBulletin: Era of cheap oil over, says Kuwait official
- 2005/03/15: Asia Times: Oil's not well
- 2005/03/15: EnergyBulletin: Peak Oil Presentation in the US Congress
- 2005/03/16: EnergyBulletin: The Long Fingers of Petroleum
- 2005/03/16: EnergyBulletin: Running on empty
- 2005/03/16: EnergyBulletin: Overshoot in a nutshell (Malthus was an optimist)
- 2005/03/16: EnergyBulletin: World's thirst for oil makes falling output worse
- 2005/03/16: EnergyBulletin: Oil could gush to $100
- 2005/03/16: EnergyBulletin: World's thirst for oil makes falling output worse
- 2005/03/20: EnergyBulletin: Peaking of World Oil Production: Impacts, Mitigation, & Risk Management [SAIC report]
- 2005/03/20: EnergyBulletin: Look to the future: High price of oil may force lifestyle changes
- 2005/03/21: EnergyBulletin: Worries swelling over oil shortage
- 2005/03/22: CDreams: TomDispatch: The Energy Crunch to Come - Soaring Oil Profits, Declining Discoveries, and Danger Signs
- 2005/03/22: SacBee: Experts fear day when oil runs low - Recession, famine and war seen if demand outstrips supply.
- 2005/03/24: EnergyBulletin: The Long Emergency
- 2005/03/24: EnergyBulletin: The Energy Crunch to Come - Soaring Oil Profits, Declining Discoveries, and Danger Signs
- 2005/03/26: EnergyBulletin: What Happens Once The Oil Runs Out?
- 2005/01/28: FTW: No Free Lunch, Part 3: Proof
- 2005/01/12: FTW: No Free Lunch, Part 2: If abiotic oil exists, where is it?
- 2004/10/21: FTW: No Free Lunch, Part 1: A Critique of Thomas Gold's Claims for Abiotic Oil
- 1991//: EA: A review of Julian Simon's The Ultimate Resource by Herman Daly From Steady State Economics (1991)
- 2005/03/28: SeattlePI: Peak oil puts us in a different reality
- 2005/03/30: EnergyBulletin: Back to the post-oil future
- 2005/04/06: EnergyBulletin: Peak Oil UK - entering the age of oil depletion
- 2005/04/03: CRG: The Great Phase Transition: The Post-Oil Era
- 2005/04/13: EnergyBulletin: Peak Oil and Mirage Realism
- 2005/04/14: EnergyBulletin: ASPO: Further Reflections on Middle East Reserves
- 2005/04/17: EnergyBulletin: ODAC warns of global shortage of oil after 2007
- 2005/04/18: EnergyBulletin: ODAC: Understanding Depletion
- 2005/04/18: EnergyBulletin: US Congressman Roscoe Bartlett discusses Peak Oil on E&E TV
- 2005/04/19: CNN: Goldman: Costly oil not a bubble - Jump in crude prices during the past year backed by economics of supply and demand, firm says.
The surge in oil prices during the past year is backed by the economics of supply and demand rather than the result of a short-lived bubble, the global head of commodities research at Goldman Sachs said Monday.
- 2005/04/21: EnergyBulletin: Our Dependence on Oil
- 2005/04/21: EnergyBulletin: The end of oil is closer than you think
- 2005/04/21: CanWest: Oil tapping out: Crude shortage looms -
Discoveries dwindle: Global production seen falling in two years
- 2005/04/25: EnergyBulletin: Experts hear oil depletion fear
- 2005/04/26: EnergyBulletin: The oil supply tsunami alert
- 2005/04/27: EnergyBulletin: Production theory could make $100 oil a reality
- 2005/04/30: EnergyBulletin: Expect oil at $150 in a decade, Soros colleague warns
- 2005/04/28: CBC: Indepth: Oil - Supply and demand: World oil markets under pressure
- 2005/05/01: EnergyBulletin: Out to shock the world over Saudi reserves
- 2005/05/03: EnergyBulletin: Interview with Roscoe Bartlett on Peak Oil (mp3 & transcript)
- 2005/05/04: EnergyBulletin: Peak oil is already here
- 2005/05/03: CongressionalRecord: Remarks by Rep. Bartlett on Peak Oil
- 2005/05/11: RI: Oil Doomsday is Nigh, Tar Sands Not a Substitute
- 2005/05/09: AMIN: End of the Age of Oil
- 2005/05/16: EnergyBulletin: Laherrère: Peak in 2008
- 2005/01/: TBAS: Oil: The illusion of plenty
- 2005/05/24: EnergyBulletin: Oil: Caveat empty
- 2005/05/25: EnergyBulletin: Communicating Peak Oil - The Cost of Energy
- 2005/05/26: EnergyBulletin: When the wells run dry
- 2005/05/27: EnergyBulletin: Washington Monthly discovers Peak Oil
- 2005/05/29: EnergyBulletin: Experts: Petroleum May Be Nearing a Peak
- 2005/06/01: WorldChanging: What Does Peak Oil Look Like?
- 2005/06/10: BBC: 'Peak oil' enters mainstream debate
- 2005/06/15: RigZone: Flat Iraq Oil Exports in '05 A Shock, Critical - Libyan Oil Minister
- 2005/06/18: WorldChanging: "The Deal" -- A Peak Oil "Day After Tomorrow"?
- 2005/06/18: CC: End-time for USA upon oil collapse
- Eclipse Now! - Peak Oil Page
- 2005/06/29: EnergyBulletin: Peak Oil: Two Approaches, One Answer
- 2005/05/: WorldOil: Mitigating a long-term shortfall of world oil production
- 2005/07/07: FCNP: The Peak Oil Crisis: Mid-Year 2005
- 2005/07/08: EnergyBulletin: Preparing for a Hard Landing: Mendocino gets ready for the end of oil
- 2005/07/08: OAC: Oil and Economic Crash Possible This Winter
- 2005/07/12: EnergyBulletin: How to talk to an economist about peak oil
- 2005/07/12: EnergyBulletin: Peak Oil - An Agenda for New Zealand
- 2005/07/22: EconBrowser: Discussions with economists about peak oil: Chapter 3
- 2005/07/25: RI: The Enron of OPEC
- 2005/07/28: FS: Oil Depletion? It's All In The Assumptions
- 2005/07/31: WorldChanging: Peak Oil and the Curse of Cassandra
- 2005/07/29: ResInv: US Govt Sponsored Peak Oil Report Draws Disturbing Conclusions
- 2005/08/03: EnergyBulletin: New group: ASPO-USA
- 2005/07/29: WW: Energy Bill Makes Bad Energy Outlook Worse -- National & Homeland Security Threatened
Energy News Stories
- 2008/09/14: EnergyBulletin: The net energy cliff
Charles Hall, the father of the energy return on investment (EROI) concept, once told me that our current society would probably not be able to function if the EROI for the entire society slipped below five.
- 2008/05/24: CChange: Ten unfortunate assumptions of energy addicts
- 2008/06/11: SeattlePI: (cartoon - Horsey) An Obedient Pachyderm
- 2008/05/26: PhysOrg: Researchers demonstrate 'avalanche effect' in solar cells
- 2008/05/27: PhysOrg: Physicist Claims First Real Demonstration of Cold Fusion
- 2008/05/21: B2B: U.S. Energy Policy Is All Smoke And Mirrors
- 2008/05/15: EconBrowser: Making fuel out of air and sunshine
- 2008/05/06: SlashDot: First Town In US To Become 100% Wind Powered
- 2008/05/04: PostGazette: The era of cheap energy is over
- 2008/05/01: RedOrbit: U.S. Oil Addicts Deny Need To Change Energy Policy
The addicts have spoken. Not only do they want more oil and gas drilling, anywhere and all the time. They also want to continue huge tax breaks for oil companies that are rolling in dough. For decades they have supported giant oil industry tax
breaks like the oil depletion allowance. Now they oppose even short-term tax credits for renewable energy and energy efficiency -- unless future generations pay for them by adding them to the federal deficit created by wasteful spending
and tax breaks.
- 2008/05/02: Nation: The New Geopolitics of Energy
- 2008/04/25: TheAge: If you think the oil situation is bad, worse is to come
- 2008/04/01: CNN: Algae: 'The ultimate in renewable energy'
Some types of algae are about 50 percent oil, suitable for biodiesel - U.S. government is once again experimenting with algae as fuel source -
Scientists say there may be hundreds of thousands of species not yet identified - Algae have extraordinarily diverse sex lives
- 2008/03/17: Wired: Investor [Eric Janszen]: Clean Tech Is Only Hope for the Collapsing Economy
- 2008/03/18: AngryBear: Frankel and Rapier: The Rising Cost of Oil
- 2008/03/18: People's Daily: Clean energy, a great opportunity for U.S.-China cooperation
- 2008/03/17: OilChange: Shell Slashes Reserves Estimates (Again!)
- 2008/03/17: NakedCapitalism: 2016 Oil Contract Rise Above $100 a Barrel
Long-term supply worries, and the poor prospects for the dollar have pushed long-term oil supply contract north of $100 a barrel. This is a negative development for airlines and utilities, who buy oil under long term contracts
- 2008/03/07: PhysOrg: Quantum Dots May Lead to Rainbow Solar Cell
- 2008/03/05: Guardian(UK): Lump sums
Oil production may soon 'peak', but what about coal? David Strahan reports on the recent figures that suggest global reserves may not be nearly as plentiful as the industry and governments have led us to believe
- 2008/02/27: Reuters: Loss of wind causes Texas power grid emergency
- 2008/02/27: CBC: Scientists tapping Arctic Ocean methane as potential cleaner energy source
- 2008/02/26: IHT: Oil hits a high [US$100.88/barrel]; some in U.S. see $4 gas by spring
- 2008/02/26: People's Daily: Global wind power grew by 30 percent in 2007 [to 94,000 megawatts]
- 2008/02/23: BBC: Latin America nuclear pact signed
Argentina and Brazil have agreed to build a joint nuclear reactor to address looming energy shortages.
- 2008/02/18: People's Daily: Fujian nuclear plants begin construction
- 2008/02/14: HoustonChronicle: After the coal rush
Spiking global prices of coal should make energy experts rethink the wisdom of depending on it for long-term fueling of electricity plants.
- 2008/02/07: IHT: 2 studies conclude that biofuels are not so green after all
- 2008/02/06: OilDrum: The Economics of Corn Ethanol
- 2008/02/: DallasFed: Quarterly Energy Update - First Quarter 2008
- 2008/02/02: al Jazeera: 'Huge' gas field found off Iran
"A gas field with an estimated reserve of 11 trillion cubic feet (311 billion cubic metres) was found by an Indian company in the Persian Gulf," [Iranian oil minister, Gholam Hossein] Nozari said on Saturday.
- 2008/02/04: EnergyBulletin: Coal prices may triple as supply crisis deepens
- 2008/02/04: EnergyBulletin: The great coal rush (and why it will fail)
- 2008/01/22: CSM: Wind, solar tax credits to expire - Green Energy Advocates urge sustained support through inclusion in stimulus package
- 2008/01/22: BBC: 'Huge' gas field found off Brazil
A huge natural gas field has been found a short distance off Rio de Janeiro's coastline, Petrobras, Brazil's state-controlled oil company, says.
The company believes the new field, Jupiter, could match the recently discovered Tupi oil field in size.
- 2008/01/10: BBC: New nuclear plants get go-ahead
A new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK has been given formal backing by the government.
Business Secretary John Hutton told MPs they would give a "safe and affordable" way of securing the UK's future energy supplies while fighting climate change.
He said any plants would be built at or near existing reactors by private firms and said he hoped the first one would be completed "well before 2020".
Critics say new reactors will be expensive, dirty and dangerous.
The government will not be building any reactors itself - but it says it will take steps, such as streamlining the planning process and identifying likely sites, to encourage private operators to build them.
- 2008/01/09: SlashDot: Super Soaker Inventor Hopes to Double Solar Efficiency
- 2007/12/17: INL: Harvesting the sun's energy with antennas
- 2008/01/09: DymaxionWorld: Holy snap - 80% efficient solar power!
- 2008/01/09: GristMill: The future is ... less far in the future - New nanoantennas capture sun's energy 24-7; are cheap; are not yet for sale
- 2007/12/27: CBC: Satellites harness sun's rays, beam energy to earth
- 2007/12/23: Google:AP: 'Drilling Up' Into Space for Energy
- 2007/12/24: SlashDot: Palau May Get Satellite Power In the Next Decade
- 2007/12/18: CNet:GreenTech: Nanosolar 'prints' first flexible solar cells
- 2007/12/21: SlashDot: Silicon Valley Startup [Nanosolar] Prints $1/watt Solar Panels
- 2007/12/20: SCitizen: Charlie Hall's Balloon Graph
Energy researcher Charlie Hall's balloon graph challenges the notion that alternative energy sources will provide a smooth transition to a post-fossil fuel society. Scale and energy return remain huge obstacles.
- 2007/12/05: EnergyPublisher: Angola: Energy profile
- 2007/12/19: EnergyBulletin: Another wild ride in 2008
- 2007/12/19: CNN: First CO2-free coal power plant announced [FutureGen]
Coalition wants to siphon off CO2 and pump it into underground reservoirs - Mattoon, Illinois, will host the first full-scale power plant using this technology -
The plant won't actually burn coal but gasify it - The system yields several gases which are processed into hydrogen
- Wiki: Oil megaprojects - planned or expected future energy production, transmission, distribution or other energy related infrastructure
- 2007/12/18: PRWatch: Liquid Gas Terminals Crowding the Coastline
- 2007/12/14: NYT: Industry Flexes Muscle, Weaker Energy Bill Passes
- 2007/12/12: WaPo: Food vs. Fuel
- REN21: Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century
- 2007/12/10: DerSpiegel: Turbines in the Thames - UK to Expand Offshore Wind Power
- 2007/11/29: CSM: Creativity buoys outlook for hydrogen economy
- 2007/11/28: WorldChanging: Corn Ethanol and the Great Dust Bowl
- 2007/11/26: EUO: EU should favour energy efficiency over renewables, says industry [Brussels-based business confederation, BusinessEurope]
- 2007/11/26: EUO: Brussels makes the case for nuclear energy
- 2007/11/26: SFReporter: Nuke to the Future - New technology takes on energy crisis. - The portable nuclear reactor is the size of a hot tub...
- 2007/11/25: Independent(UK): Wind-fuelled 'supergrid' offers clean power to Europe
An audacious proposal to build a 5,000-mile electricity supergrid, stretching from Siberia to Morocco and Egypt to Iceland, would slash Europe's CO2 emissions by a quarter, scientists say
- 2007/11/22: PhysOrg: Britain to build world's biggest biomass plant
- 2007/11/21: SciDaily: Termite Guts May Yield Novel Enzymes For Better Biofuel Production
- 2007/11/21: Eureka: The power of multiples: Connecting wind farms can make a more reliable - and cheaper - power source
- 2007/11/21: STimes: Seeding the way to better biofuels
- 2007/11/20: AP: Solar wafer manufacturer opens plant in Oregon
- 2007/11/20: TruthOut: Give Thanks for Oil - and OPEC
- 2007/11/13: PINR: Economic Brief: Nuclear Revival in Europe Increasingly Likely
- 2007/11/19: TruthOut: Beyond the Age of Petroleum by Michael T. Klare
- 2007/11/20: CNN: Oil makes fresh run at $100 - Crude sets new closing high, rising over $3 a barrel, on refinery outages, falling dollar and Fed hints at further rate cuts
- 2007/11/19: PhysOrg: Report finds increased domestic production won't make US self-sufficient in natural gas
- 2007/11/19: EconBrowser: The challenge of depletion
- 2007/11/11: WaPo: Oil Price Rise Causes Global Shift in Wealth - Iran, Russia and Venezuela Feel the Benefits
- 2007/11/09: USAToday: Offshore discovery could make Brazil major oil exporter
- 2007/11/09: NYT: Rising Demand for Oil Provokes New Energy Crisis
2007/11/09: SwissInfo: Will the Swiss economy react as prices approach $100 per barrel?
Experts say Switzerland has not yet reached its pain threshold in terms of oil prices even though they are hovering just below the $100 (SFr113) per barrel level
- 2007/11/05: PRWatch: Ethanol Industry Fuels New Ad Campaign
- 2007/11/07: BBC: Energy needs 'to grow inexorably'
The global demand for energy is set to grow inexorably through to 2030 if governments do not changes their policies, warns a top energy official.
Nobuo Tanaka, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), said such a rise would threaten energy security and accelerate climate change.
He said energy needs in 2030 could be more than 50% above current levels, with fossil fuels still dominant
- 2007/11/06: NYT: Competitively Priced Electricity Costs More, Studies Show
Retail electricity prices have risen much more in states that adopted competitive pricing than in those that have retained traditional rates set by the government, new studies based on years of price reports show
- 2007/11/01: BBC: Wind-up lights for African homes - The technology behind the wind-up radio could soon be helping to light up some of the poorest homes in Africa
- 2007/11/: Spectrum:IEEE: The Charge of the Ultra - Capacitors
- 2007/10/26: ChinaDaily: Norway's REC [Renewable Energy Corp] to build world's largest solar plant
- WOU: Coal
- WOU: Energy From Fossil Fuels
- WOU: Historical Perspectives of Energy Consumption
- 2007/10/18: DailyStar: Europe shows little consensus on addressing its energy needs by Jacek Saryusz-Wolski
- 2007/10/: Wisc:SAGE: Biodiesel and Ethanol
- 2007/10/15: Eureka: Leading experts in organic solar cells say the field is being damaged by questionable reports
- 2007/10/12: G&M: Oil sands as an industry saviour? The numbers tell the real story
There are a couple of big problems... The first is that even as oil sands' production soars, so does global oil demand.
The second is that CAPP's four-million-barrel figure may be ambitious. The new World Energy Outlook will probably pencil in
a smaller number. Why? Because the oil sands are probably the world's most expensive oil production. As oil prices rise, so do
costs. In the oil sands, natural gas is burned to generate the steam required to heat the bitumen in the reserve, allowing it to be
pumped to the surface. Roughly speaking, it takes the equivalent of one barrel of energy to produce three barrels of oil sands oil.
The oil sands' other big problem is environmental. In the surface mining operations, it takes about 10 barrels of water to
produce one barrel of oil. For the underground recovery operations, the figure is two to one (less water is used underground
because it's recycled). Then there is the carbon dioxide output. The industry will get hit with carbon taxes. It's just a question of when.
- 2007/10/12: EUO: Brussels pushes atomic safety amid pro-nuclear talk
- 2007/10/09: CTV: Alberta oil thirst leading to disaster: author
2007/10/02: CanWest: Report shreds government's credibility - Wilful neglect of duty outlined by auditor general has cost Albertans billions [in oil royalties]
- 2007/10/01: Rachel's: Why is Uncle Sam so committed to reviving nuclear power?
- 2007/09/28: CSM: Nuclear power surge coming - In the next 15 months, US regulators expect applications for up to 28 new plants
- 2007/09/27: BWeek: Big Oil's Big Stall On Ethanol - Even as it pockets billions in subsidies, it's trying to keep E85 out of drivers' tanks
- 2007/09/28: BBC: Biofuel trial flight set for 747 - Air New Zealand says it plans to mount the first test flight of a commercial airliner partially powered by biofuel
- 2007/09/28: BBC: Orkney tidal power plans unveiled
One of the world's largest tidal energy projects has been unveiled off Orkney in a bid to help make Scotland "the energy powerhouse of Europe".
- 2007/09/27: Economist: Ethanol, schmethanol - Everyone seems to think that ethanol is a good way to make cars greener. Everyone is wrong
- 2007/09/26: EUO: EU member states slow to commit to green energy targets
- 2007/09/25: PhysOrg: Splitting Water with Sunlight
Hydrogen is one of the most important fuels of the future, and the sun will be one of our most important sources of energy.
Why not combine the two to produce hydrogen directly from solar energy without any detours involving electrical current?
Why not use a process similar to the photosynthesis used by plants to convert sunlight directly into chemical energy?
Researchers from the German Max Planck Institute have now developed a catalyst that may do just that. As they report in the
journal Angewandte Chemie, titanium disilicide splits water into hydrogen and oxygen. And the semiconductor doesn’t just act
as a photocatalyst, it also stores the gases produced, which allows an elegant separation of hydrogen and oxygen
- 2007/09/18: CNN: Iceland phasing out fossil fuels for clean energy
Iceland turning to hydrogen to power its cars, buses and fishing fleet - Professor Bragi Arnason: Iceland will be the world's first hydrogen economy - Iceland wants to eliminate its dependency on oil by 2050 -
Icelandic homes, powered, heated by domestic renewable energy sources
- 2007/09/13: Economist: Trapping sunlight - Old ways can be the best ways
- 2007/09/22: SlashDot: Future Looks Bright for Large Scale Solar Farms
- 2007/09/20: MSNBC: EU's energy plans prompt Moscow fears
- 2007/09/19: CarsonsPost: The Economics of Ethanol
- 2007/09/19: BBC: European energy reform unveiled - Plans have been put forward in Brussels that would open European energy markets to greater competition
- 2007/09/19: AFP: EU seeks to split up energy giants
- 2007/09/17: Google:AP: More Nations Back U.S. Nuclear Project [GNEP]
The 11 countries that signed for the first time Sunday were: Australia, Bulgaria, Ghana, Hungary, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Ukraine
- 2007/09/11: EUO: OECD questions EU rush to boost biofuels
- 2007/09/03: PeakEnergy: Iraq, Oil, Law And Order
- 2007/08/31: CPunch: The Biofuels Trap
- 2007/09/01: BBC: Call for German nuclear shutdown
The German Environment Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, has called for seven of the country's oldest nuclear reactors to be closed down immediately.
Justifying his demand, Mr Gabriel pointed to recent breakdowns at two ageing nuclear plants. Germany is committed to phasing out nuclear power by 2020.
- 2007/08/29: CDreams: SF Chronicle: After Oil Supplies Dry Up, What's Plan B?
- 2007/08/28: Asia Times: Alternative energy: It's not for everybody
- 2007/08/28: SciDaily: Wind Turbine Has Switch To Move Clear Of Migrating Birds
- 2007/08/28: HuffPo: Oil Shale to the Rescue?
- 2007/08/26: USAToday: Forecast for solar power: Sunny
- 2007/08/24: EUO: Brussels set for controversial energy market shake-up
The European Commission is set to push ahead with the idea that production and distribution channels need to be separated in energy companies, making it Brussels' furthest-reaching intervention in the sector yet
- 2007/08/23: OilDrum: EROEI Short #1: Boundaries & Calculations
- 2007/08/20: LA Times: Drunk on ethanol - Basing energy policy on corn could fuel a potential disaster.
- 2007/08/21: AP: Tenn. Nuclear Fuel Problems Kept Secret
A three-year veil of secrecy in the name of national security was used to keep the public in the dark about the handling of highly enriched uranium at a nuclear fuel
processing plant - including a leak that could have caused a deadly, uncontrolled nuclear reaction.
The leak turned out to be one of nine violations or test failures since 2005 at privately owned Nuclear Fuel Services Inc., a longtime supplier of fuel to the U.S. Navy's nuclear fleet.
The public was never told about the problems when they happened. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission revealed them for the first time last month when it released an order demanding improvements at the company, but no fine.
- 2007/08/20: SandersResearch: Desperately seeking uranium
- 2007/08/19: BostonGlobe: The new dirty energy [tar sands]
- 2007/08/18: Asia Times: A new energy pessimism emerges
- 2007/08/13: ZMag: Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free [IEER] A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy
- 2007/08/13: BostonGlobe: A drive toward fuel economy
- 2007/08/12: Olympian: Deregulation isn’t helping consumers
A recent study of changes in electric rates state-by-state from 2002 to 2006 shows that in states where the cost of generating power was no longer regulated, electric rates shot up 35.7 percent.
2007/08/12: CanWest: Feds hope we'll take a shine to solar-powered water heaters - Promotional pilot project invites proposals that would put them into 200 homes
- 2007/08/10: SCTimes: Technology isn't going to rescue us from oil
The new U.S. Energy Information Administration 2007 Annual Energy Outlook projects a continuing increase in U.S. daily oil consumption.
It is expected to rise to 26.8 million barrels a day in 2030, from 20.7 million in 2005. Oil imports are projected to rise from 13 million barrels per
day to 17 million. The EIA also forecasts that polluting coal's share of electric energy production will rise from 49.93 percent in 2005 to 57.44 percent in 2030.
Highly touted ethanol is projected to be less than 1 percent of U.S. energy supply in 2030. Wind is forecast at just 0.89 percent of electric energy fuel in 2030, up from 0.33 percent in 2005.
This is in stark contrast to the "alternate energy ? technology will save us" rhetoric blowing in our federal and state capitals. And it also points to the
tough choices and realities Americans face in the coming years. This EIA data have dire implications for our energy security, global warming, atmosphere quality and our massive trade deficits.
- 2007/08/10: IR^2: Solar Thermal
- 2007/08/10: OilChange: Algeria Looks to the Sun
- 2007/08/10: CPunch: The New Fierce Battle Over Nuclear Power - Radioactive Bailout in Advance
- 2007/08/09: CPunch: The Dark Side of Agrofuels
- 2007/08/10: CSM: Rev up America's energy future
The US badly needs a 21st-century energy policy. But can Washington get its act together to provide one?
- 2007/08/06: AllAfrica: EastAfricanStandard: Three Hard Truths About the World's Energy Crisis
- 2007/08/06: CBC: Companies drill deep in quest for Earth's heat as energy alternative
- 2007/08/04: Reuters: U.S. House shifts $16 bln toward renewable energy
- 2007/08/03: AfterGutenberg: Competitive Solar Cells at 25% of Typical Cost
- 2007/07/24: FuturePundit: Renewable Energy Seen As Harmful To Environment [Ausubel]
- 2007/07/25: FuturePundit: New Solar Photovoltaic Cell Efficiency Record: 42.8%
- 2007/07/28: IR^2: A California Solar Dilemma
- 2007/07/27: IR^2: A Solar Thought Experiment
- 2007/07/25: IR^2: What's Wrong with Nuclear Power?
- 2007/07/24: OilDrum: Facing the Hard Truths about Energy - the NPC report, commented
- 2007/07/24: PhysOrg: Team sets solar cell record [42.8% efficiency]
- 2007/07/23: NYT: How the Energy Dice Were Loaded
The names of some of the corporate big shots and industry lobbyists who helped shape the deliberations and conclusions of the
super-secret Cheney energy task force in 2001 are now beginning to surface, thanks to a former White House aide who provided a list to The Washington Post.
What this list really does is remind us how and why this administration has squandered six years that should have been devoted to finding innovative answers to the big questions of oil dependency and global warming.
- 2007/07/19: TreeHugger: US Department Of Energy "Best Practices" Solar Guidebook
- 2007/07/19: HuffPo: Enrolling in the "University of Energy"
- 2007/07/18: WaPo: [Cheney] Energy Task Force Meetings Participants
- 2007/07/17: WaPo: Papers Detail Industry's Role in Cheney's Energy Report
- 2007/07/17: CPunch: California's New Nukes War - Nuclear Surge
- 2007/07/17: TerraDaily: Russia Will Build Floating Nuclear Power Plants
- 2007/07/13: OilChange: PetroChina Pulls out of Canadian oil Sands
- 2007/07/10: EconBrowser: IEA becomes more pessimistic
- 2007/07/09: EconBrowser: Energy use in Japan
- 2007/07/05: REA: Slimmed-Down U.S. Energy Bills Raise Major Questions
- 2007/07/03: REA: Oregon Approves 50% Solar Tax Credit
- 2007/06/26: Slate: The Great Corn ConThe Senate's preposterous new ethanol bill
- 2007/06/25: AlterNet: The Great Biofuel Hoax
- 2007/06/21: ThinkP: Senate votes to raise fuel standards
2007/06/22: People's Daily: World's first coal-to-oil mass converter due to start operation this year [in Erdos, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region]
- 2007/06/21: CNet: Ontario: The new frontier for alternative energy - Government programs help make Ontario a hot spot for companies in the alternative energy industry
- 2007/06/18: MercoPress: Argentine industry with no energy for fourth day running
2007/06/18: NYT: Democrats Press Plan to Channel Billions in Oil Subsidies to Renewable Fuels
- 2007/06/15: GristMill: The geopolitics of 'energy independence'
- 2007/06/13: FPB: The biggest energy story of the year? [Mackenzie Valley pipeline]
- 2007/06/13: BBC: Role for coal 'continues to soar'
World energy use is becoming more carbon intensive - as the popularity of coal power in developing nations continues to soar, a BP report says.
While coal consumption in China and India rocketed last year, it was also up in the UK, though down in the US.
Overall energy consumption growth slowed last year to 2.4% - but was still above average for the past decade, the figures suggested.
This was against a 3.4% growth seen in 2005, the global trends survey said. Overall coal usage climbed by 4.5%, driven largely by China's 8.7% rise.
- 2007/06/09: NEN: The Future of Coal?
- 2007/06/07: Rabble: Killing the biofuel buzzword
- 2007/06/06: Canoe: Centuries of oil left in Alberta
- 2007/06/04: GristMill: Pumped hydro energy storage
- 2007/06/05: BBerg: Uranium May Reach $200 in Two Years, Macquarie Says
- 2007/06/05: WaPo: Ethanol boom won't threaten food supply: analysts [ethanol producers push back]
- 2007/06/05: Guardian(UK): Massacres and paramilitary land seizures behind the biofuel revolution
Colombian farmers driven out as armed groups profit - Lucrative 'green' crop less risky to grow than coca
- 2007/06/03: CNN:B2M: Big Solar's day in the sun
This is not the same old pipe dream. The economics -- and the technology -- of turning light into electricity have changed.
- 2007/06/04: Guardian(UK): Britain's energy policy fails to stack up, says expert panel
- 2007/06/03: People's Daily: China punishes over 5,000 officials for illegal coal mine participation
- 2007/06/01: PhysOrg: 40% efficient solar cells to be used for solar electricity
- 2007/06/01: Yahoo: Argentina cold snap causes energy woes
- 2007/05/30: EnergyBulletin: Energy wisdom is knowing that you do not know
- 2007/05/29: OilDrum: The Mythical Ethanol Threat
- 2007/05/25: People's Daily: European Commission proposes to keep coal subsidies intact
- 2007/05/21: EurActiv: [Eu] Coal subsidies maintained until 2010
- 2007/05/24: TreeHugger: National Solar Radiation Data Base Updated
- NREL: National Solar Radiation Database 1991-2005 Update
- 2007/05/22: SwissInfo: Study questions benefits of biofuels
- 2007/05/13: FuturePundit: Silicon Valley Investing In Clean Energy Companies
- 2007/05/19: TWM: Is Ethanol Green?
- 2007/05/18: ENN: Americans Discover the Allure of Off-Grid Living
- 2007/05/18: IHT: More [US] people leaving power lines and going "off the grid"
- 2007/05/17: OilDrum: The Man Who Wrote the Book on Algal Biodiesel
- 2007/05/17: NEN: Energy Tiles Are Hot [BIPV]
- 2007/05/16: PhysOrg: New process generates hydrogen from aluminum alloy to run engines, fuel cells
- 2007/05/16: BBC: Coal 'can be clean and reliable'
New technology means coal can be both a clean and secure source of energy, according to a UK think-tank [Centre for Policies Studies] report.
- CTB: Cleantech Blog
- 2007/05/14: CleanTech: Peak Coal?
- 2007/05/15: PhysOrg: U.S. to fund multiple hydrogen projects
- R^2EB: R-SquaredEnergyBlog
- 2007/05/14: R-SquaredEnergyBlog: Algal Biodiesel: Fact or Fiction?
- 2007/05/15: Eureka: Sandia invention to make parabolic trough solar collector systems more energy efficient
- 2007/05/14: SlashDot: SHPEGS -- DIY Solar/Geothermal Electricity
- 2007/05/14: Guardian(UK): Alternative energy market lures controversy and venture capitalists
- 2007/05/11: AfterGutenberg: Soliant Photo Voltaic Panels
- 2007/05/11: Globe&Mail: Choke point for [Alberta] oil sands may be water shortage
- 2007/05/09: LA Times: Rebate rule chills sales of solar - Installers fear collapse as many homeowners choose to avoid associated higher utility costs.
California homeowners are rejecting new rebates for solar power equipment, saying the state has made installing the rooftop panels far more costly than expected.
As a result, Public Utilities Commission reports show a decline of 78% in rebate requests in the first three months of this year, compared with last year, and the solar installation industry says it is
threatened with collapse across much of California.
At issue is a requirement the state added Jan. 1 for getting a rebate under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Million Solar Roofs program.
Applicants must first sign up for costly pricing plans offered by utilities that charge more for their electricity during hours of peak demand.
- 2007/05/02: REA: 635 GW Possible with U.S. Political Shift [says ACORE]
- 2007/05/05: Asia Times: Australian uranium to fuel Asia
- 2007/02/07: Naturwissenschaften: Further evidence of nuclear reactions in the Pd/D lattice: emission of charged particles by Stanislaw Szpak et al.
- 2007/05/05: M&C: New step for uranium trading
- 2007/05/04: Eureka: Fuel from fiber -- pretreatment can put corn stalks, trees in your car's tank
- 2007/05/04: Eureka: Creating corn for cars
- 2007/05/03: ENN: Senate Panel OKs Bill To Increase Green U.S. Power
- 2007/05/03: ENN:Ethanol Bill Heads to Full Senate, Prompts Debate over Coal as Motor Fuel
- 2007/05/03: Eureka: Use of wind energy in US growing, but planning and guidelines are lacking
- 2007/05/02: ABC(Au): Large solar energy system gets funding
- 2007/04/30: E&C: Enough Electricity [from ocean currents & tides] for Five Times World Demand
- 2007/04/30: Rabble: Last stage of denial: ethanol will save us!
The delusional thinking that tells us we can maintain our current lifestyles and save the planet will, sooner or later, be relegated to history's dustbin.
- 2007/04/30: ENN: Indian Project Shows Solar Power Affordable, U.N. Says
- 2007/04/28: AfterGutenberg: 22nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
- 2007/04/23: PhysOrg: Nanoscale 'Coaxial Cables' for Solar Energy Harvesting
- 2007/04/23: PhysOrg: Nuclear power not the solution for China: official
Nuclear power is not the long-term answer to China's energy needs due to limited global uranium supplies and problems with nuclear waste disposal, state media on Monday quoted a top official as saying
- 2007/04/23: AfterGutenberg: Rooftop Photo Voltaic Panels
- 2007/04/22: EnergyBulletin: Construction starts on world's largest solar array
- 2007/04/21: CDreams: AP: Power Bills Soar After Electric Deregulation
- 2007/04/19: WFU: Plastic solar cell efficiency breaks record at WFU nanotechnology center [6%]
- 2007/04/19: DReckoning: Oil Futures Bidding To Heat Up As Energy Crisis Looms
2007/04/19: Globe&Mail: Price forecasts red hot for uranium - CIBC World Markets Inc. has raised its price forecasts for uranium oxide by 40 per cent...
- 2007/04/18: CNN: The war on oil -- Coming soon to a test tube near you: America's new war.
Fought in laboratories and farmers' fields, the fight to break us of our chronic oil habit won't be without its perils.
- 2007/04/17: Yahoo: Chavez, Lula clash over ethanol at [Margarita] energy summit
- 2007/04/14: Asia Times: The pitfalls of Indonesian coal
- DOE: World Coal Production, 1995-2004
- 2007/04/11: IBTimes: New Solar Panel Design Traps More Light
- 2007/04/12: Eureka: 3-D solar cells boost efficiency while reducing size, weight and complexity - Resembles 'nano-Manhattan'
2007/04/12: HamiltonSpectator: Nationalize oil industry, save at pump
- 2007/04/11: Yahoo: Pentagon Considering Study on Space-Based Solar Power
- 2007/04/11: BWeek: China Aims to Clean Up in Solar Power
- 2007/04/10: AlterNet: Ethanol Will Not Be Our Clean, Green Savior!
- 2007/04/11: GristMill: Energy Group report on peak coal
- 2007/04/11: BBerg: Chavez Guarantees Latin American Energy Supply for 100 Years [Calls Bush ethanol plan "craziness"]
- 2007/04/11: HuffPo: "Scheer Nonsense" -- The Damage Idealistic Environmentalists Can Do [ren energy]
- 2007/04/11: IRNA: India to depend on renewable sources to meet energy needs [50% by 2050]
- 2007/04/10: SciDaily: Cheap, Efficient Solar Power: What's Needed Now To Get There?
- 2007/04/07: MarxMail: Economist(mag): Castro was right - Ethanol
- 2007/04/06: FuturePundit: Study See Range Of Possible Nuclear Power Costs
- 2007/04/06: E&C: No Time to Lose [peak everything]
- 2007/04/07: Guardian(UK): Cuba and Venezuela turn against ethanol
Castro and Chávez attack US backing for biofuels - Leaders say diverting crops for fuel starves poor
- 2007/04/05: EnergyBulletin: Peak coal by 2025 say researchers
- 2007/04/05: Eureka: Biofuels: More than just ethanol
- 2007/04/05: CourierMail: Australia 'can't defend' Antarctic oil
Australia claims almost half of Antarctica but has negligible capacity to fend off an interloper intent on seizing territory or pirating resources.
A paper released today by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) said Antarctica was effectively demilitarised, peaceful and with a ban on mineral resource exploration until 2048.
But attitudes could change quickly, especially as the world runs short of oil.
- 2007/04/04: FA: How Biofuels Could Starve the Poor
- 2007/04/03: Eureka: Weighing the financial risks of nuclear power plants -
New study of historical costs of nuclear power shows potential for high costs in future technologies
- 2007/04/02: Reuters: Early U.S. Daylight Savings a bust in power savings
- 2007/04/03: Guardian(UK): Power tower reflects well on sunny Spain
- Solar Electricity Action SOLAREC
- PVGIS: Geographical Assessment of Solar Energy Resource and Photovoltaic Technology
- 2007/04/02: BizUpdated: Photovoltaic solar energy: new map and interactive information
- 2007/04/02: BBC: EU biofuel push 'to ruin forests' - Oil firms have warned that European Union plans on biofuels could wreck the world's rainforests
- 2007/03/30: CNN: Death of the cell phone charger [wireless power]
- 2007/03/31: EnergyBulletin: What are our alternatives, if fossil fuels are a problem?
- 2007/03/31: EnergyBulletin: What are our alternatives, if fossil fuels are a problem?
- 2007/03/28: HeritageFoundation: The Ethanol Mandate Should Not Be Expanded
- 2007/03/28: Asia Times: Australia, the Saudi Arabia of uranium
- 2007/03/30: OilDrum: Peak Coal - Coming Soon?
- 2007/03/30: TEB: Solar Installations up 33% in US in 2006, 41% in World, Solar Capacity only Utilized 62%
- 2007/03/30: Turkish Press: US to plant biggest corn crop since 1944 as ethanol demand surges
- 2007/03/28: SciDaily: Artificial Photosynthesis: Inspired By Nature, Scientists Explore Pathways To Clean, Renewable Solar Fuel
- 2007/03/27: IHT: From what was once Yukos, Russia builds state-owned oil giant
- NUEXCO Exchange Value (Monthly Uranium Spot) [1968 - 2007]
- 2007/03/27: Eureka: New developments in 'artificial photosynthesis' -- Inspired by nature, scientists explore pathways to clean, renewable solar fuel
- 2007/03/25: WaPo: Corn Can't Solve Our Problem
- 2007/03/23: EnergyBulletin: Ethanol and biofuels: Agriculture, infrastructure, and market constraints related to expanded production [Congressional Research Service]
- 2007/03/18: FuturePundit: Venture Capitalists Place Big Energy Bets
- 2007/03/22: FuturePundit: Coal Cheaper Without Tougher Emissions Restrictions [Duh!]
- Grinzo: The Cost of Energy
- 2007/03/21: OilDrum: Uranium Depletion and Nuclear Power: Are We at Peak Uranium?
- 2007/03/21: GWWatch: Uni NSW research harnesses sea, sun for hydrogen fuel
- 2007/03/20: SciDaily: More Efficient Wind Turbine Blade Designed
- 2007/03/17: People's Daily: Russia to build 3 nuclear plants each year from 2016
- 2007/03/19: NEN: Clouds over "Million Solar Roofs"
- 2007/03/14: FuturePundit: Biomass Plus Hydrogen For All Transportation?
- 2007/03/13: SciDaily: A Step Toward Inexpensive Geothermal Energy
- 2007/03/15: SciDaily: Hydrogen Storage: Researchers Achieve Technology Breakthrough
- 2007/03/15: TEB: The Future of Coal
- 2007/03/15: TEB: AMAT [Applied Materials, Inc.] to Install 1.9 MW of Solar Panels, the Largest Corporate Installation
- 2007/03/12: GristMill: Phase out electricity emissions in a decade!
- 2007/03/12: SciDaily: A Step Toward Fusion Energy [Helically Symmetric eXperiment (HSX)]
- 2007/03/12: OilDrum: A review of the underlying fundamentals of nuclear energy
- 2007/03/12: OilChange: The New Seven Sisters
- TREC: Trans-Mediterranean Renewable Energy Cooperation
- 2007/03/12: EnergyBulletin: The DESERTEC concept
- 2007/03/08: AllAfrica: CapeArgus: South Africa: Gore Urged to Put Brake on Biofuel Production
- 2007/03/10: MSNBC: Coal rush' pits utilities against Congress - Growing energy demand collides with desire to cut pollution levels
- 2007/03/09: BBC: The government's target of generating 10% of Britain's electricity from renewable sources by 2010 is unlikely to be met, a report has concluded
- 2007/03/09: BBC: European Union leaders have agreed to adopt a binding target on the use of renewable energy, such as wind and solar power, officials say
- 2007/03/08: BBC: EU leaders have agreed in principle to make targets for renewable energy binding, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has announced
2007/03/07: CNN:Fortune: Castro's revenge: The Cuban oil rush -- Seventy miles from Florida, a Cuban oil rush is underway - and U.S. companies can't join in...
- 2007/03/06: PhysOrg: Solar energy conversion offers a solution to help mitigate global warming
- 2007/03/05: TechRev: Cheap Nano Solar Cells - Carbon nanotubes could help make nanoparticle-based solar cells more efficient and practical
- 2007/03/04: NEN: New Energy: The Numbers
- 2007/03/05: OilChange: Euro NGOs Demand World Bank End Oil Aid
- 2007/03/05: OilChange: The Big Green Fuel Lie
- 2007/02/28: DOE: DOE Selects Six Cellulosic Ethanol Plants for Up to $385 Million in Federal Funding
- 2007/03/02: NEN: Nuclear: Radioactive Economics
- 2007/03/03: RigZone: Canadian Firm Plans to Export Cuban Reserves [a plan that could complicate the U.S. embargo on Cuba]
- 2007/03/02: UPI: Analysis: Demand to stress uranium supply
- 2007/03/03: Yahoo: Initiative launched at UN to promote international biofuels market
- 2007/03/03: Xinhuanet: Forum launched to promote development of biofuels
Brazil, the United States, China, India, South Africa and the European Commission announced on Friday the launching of the International Biofuels Forum.
At a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York, the six sides announced the mechanism with a view to develop the production and sustainable use of biofuels on an international scale.
- 2007/03/01: SF Gate: Govt.[DOE] Routinely Misses Energy [Efficiency] Deadlines
- NuclearInfoNet - Everything you want to know about Nuclear Power
- 2007/03/01: OilDrum: Is Nuclear Power a Viable Option for Our Energy Needs?
- 2007/03/02: NSU: Ethanol grants come through - Blueprints for cellulose plants get US funding
- 2007/03/02: BBC: Wave farms show energy potential
- 2007/02/23: Yale:WSJ: The New Math of Alternative Energy - Does going green finally make economic sense?
- 2007/02/28: HuffPo: Clean Energy Battle Royale? [Apollo Summit for Clean Energy & Good Jobs]
- 2007/02/23: Eureka: University of Nevada professor demonstrates new hydrogen fuel system [harnessing photoactive materials to generate hydrogen by sunlight]
- 2007/02/21: Telegraph(UK): Wave power project for Orkney - The world's biggest wave energy farm is to be built off the Scottish coast
- 2007/02/20: StraightGoods: Nuclear power no answer for oil sands - Greenhouse gases are produced at each stage of the nuclear energy cycle
- 2007/02/21: SwissInfo: Government sticks with nuclear power
- 2007/02/20: MSNBC: Shining a Light on Solar Power - Demand and technological advances are driving solar-energy companies
- 2007/02/20: PhysOrg: Alaskan drilling will assess gas hydrate [aka methane cathrates]
Drilling has started on an Alaskan North Slope well to assess the United States' largest potential fossil energy resource: gas hydrate
- 2007/02/20: TreeHugger: Thin-Film Solar Technology Could Be Seriously Clobbering Fossil Fuels in Ten Years
- 2007/02/20: Eureka: From farm waste to fuel tanks - Record-breaking methane storage system derived from corncobs may encourage mass-market natural gas automobiles
- 2007/02/18: Telegraph(UK): Cheap solar power poised to undercut oil and gas by half
- 2007/02/18: PhysOrg: Wild grass could hold key to clean fuels of the future
- 2007/02/14: REA: U.S. DOE Headquarters to Get $30 M Solar PV System
- 2007/02/16: REA: Geothermal: An Undervalued U.S. Energy Source
- 2007/02/17: EconBrowser: Saudi oil production cuts
- 2007/02/17: Asia Times: Future shock: Asia is running out of gas
- 2007/02/16: PlanetArk: Big Oil Warns Biofuels Won't Meet US Energy Needs
- 2007/02/16: Eureka: Cellulosic ethanol: Fuel of the future?
- 2007/02/15: BBC: Nuclear review 'was misleading'
A High Court judge has ordered a rethink of the government's nuclear power plans, after a legal challenge by environmental campaigners Greenpeace.
A judge ruled that the consultation process before the decision last year had been "misleading", "seriously flawed" and "procedurally unfair".
Greenpeace said ministers should "go back to the drawing board". But Tony Blair said while the ruling would change the consultation process, "this won't affect the policy at all".
- 2007/02/15: AFP: Europe moves towards a common energy policy
- 2007/02/13: TechRev: Ethanol Demand Threatens Food Prices
Rising corn prices are already affecting everything from the cost of tortillas in Mexico City to the cost of producing eggs in the United States.
- 2007/02/13: NSU: Disputed inquiry clears bubble-fusion engineer [Rusi Taleyarkhan] -- Purdue's investigation fails to satisfy critics
- 2006/08/06: PProbe: Net Metering [in Canada]
- 2007/02/12: SciDaily: MIT Experts Foresee Efficient Ethanol Production
- 2007/02/11: IndiaDaily: Hyperinflation in food and energy and deflation in everything else -- the new world economic order -- how can you deal with it?
- 2007/02/05: AltEnergy: Seeing Red: Palm Oil Biodiesel
- 2007/02/11: BBC: UK wind power reaches milestone -
The UK has become only the seventh nation in the world to have more than two gigawatts (GW) of operational wind power capacity.
- 2007/02/08: MIT: MIT experts foresee sustainable ethanol production
- 2007/02/08: Yahoo: Canada oil output to rise 9 pct in 2007: regulator
- 2007/02/09: TechRev: White House Budget to Cut Energy Research
- 2007/02/06: OilDrum: US News and World Report looks at Ethanol
- 2007/02/07: CSM: Mining heat from the earth? New technology shows promise
- 2007/02/05: ABC(Au): Pig poo methane to generate power
- 2007/02/05: TreeHugger: Compact Solar Concentrators Ready For Installation in California
- 2007/02/05: TechRev: Algae-Based Fuels Set to Bloom - Oil from microorganisms could help ease the nation's energy woes
- 2007/02/02: BBerg: Putin Says Russia May Consider Forming a `Gas OPEC'
- 2007/02/01: RawStory: Exxon Mobil profit hits new record high of $39.5 billion
- 2007/02/01: PINR: U.S. Energy Policy Begins to Shift
- 2007/01/31: PlanetArk: Scrap Curbs on Solar Panels, MPs Urge
Planning restrictions on rooftop wind turbines and solar panels should be removed and incentives streamlined, and the electricity distribution firms must pay a proper market rate
for any surplus produced by such microgeneration systems, it said.
- 2007/01/30: Spectrum: Loser: Corn-o-copia - Extravagant subsidies and low coal prices have made for some strange ethanol projects
- 2007/01/30: OilChange: US Wind Power Capacity Jumps [27% in 2006]
- 2007/01/25: LBNL: A Boost for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research
- 2007/01/23: EcoEcon: Are Biofuels Moving Us in the Wrong Direction?
- 2007/01/24: EcoEcon: Key Questions on Energy
- 2007/01/24: HuffPo: Davos Notes: Considering the Real Costs of Our Energy Economy
- 2007/01/26: OilDrum: Ten Fundamental Principles of Net Energy
- 2007/01/26: TEB: New Report Finds Huge Power Potential in Geothermal Resources
- 2007/01/25: BBC: Energy roadmap backs renewables - Half of the world's energy needs in 2050 could be met by renewables and improved efficiency, a study claims.
- 2007/01/25: PhysOrg: Sharp Develops Mass-Production Technology for Triple-Junction Thin-Film Solar Cells
- 2007/01/26: Eureka: Carnegie Mellon engineers devise new process to improve energy efficiency of ethanol production
- 2007/01/26: HuffPo: The Ethanol Love-fest Will Not Last
- 2007/01/26: Guardian(UK): The new gold rush: how farmers are set to fuel America's future
- 2007/01/25: Yahoo: California bans dirty power sources
- 2007/01/25: OilDrum: Key Questions on Energy Options
- 2007/01/24: EnergyBulletin: Key questions on energy options (and thoughts on the SOTU)
- 2007/01/23: OilDrum: The Energy Content of the State of the Union
- 2007/01/24: WaPo: Critics See Too Little Significant Change
Bush said he has a "goal of reducing U.S. gasoline usage by 20 percent in the next 10 years."
The fine print: Administration officials said that the goal is 20 percent below projected annual gasoline usage, not off today's levels.
- 2007/01/24: DailyIndia: Bush signs energy executive order
U.S. President George Bush Wednesday followed up on his State of the Union energy proposals by issuing an executive order on government energy consumption.
Bush Tuesday night proposed cutting U.S. energy consumption by 20 percent in the next decade. As a first step, he signed an executive order mandating the federal
government use more alternative fuels, particularly through the use of hybrid vehicles, reduce petroleum consumption in the federal vehicle fleet by 2 percent through 2015 and cut greenhouse gas emissions by
3 percent each year, or 30 percent, by 2015.
White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said the order consolidates five existing executive orders and two memos.
- 2007/01/08: EoEarth: Ten fundamental principles of net energy
- 2007/01/23: Axcess: Oil Sands Projects Steam Ahead in Alberta, Despite Harper
- 2007/01/22: TechRev: Battery Breakthrough?
A Texas company says it can make a new ultracapacitor power system to replace the electrochemical batteries in everything from cars to laptops.
- 2007/01/23: PlanetArk: US Urged to Ramp up Geothermal Power
- 2007/01/23: OilDrum: The Future of (Natural) Gas from the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin?
- 2007/01/22: MIT: MIT-led panel backs 'heat mining' as key U.S. energy source [geothermal]
- 2007/01/22: CDreams: AP: Programs Let Homes Produce Green Power [Net Metering]
- 2007/01/22: CDreams: Reuters: US Urged to Ramp up Geothermal Power
- 2007/01/20: FuturePundit: Plasma Converts Wastes To Energy [Syngas]
- 2007/01/20: EnergyBulletin: GAO: U.S. energy R&D, policy are inadequate
- 2007/01/16: UDel: Survey shows strong support for offshore wind power
- 2007/01/17: CBC: Ottawa to spend $230M [over 4 years] on clean energy technology
- 2007/01/17: TheAge: Solar power eliminates bills in US home
- 2007/01/15: SciDaily: Marine Bacteria Can Create Environmentally Friendly Energy Source
- 2007/01/16: CDreams: IHT: Energy Time: It's Not about Something for Everyone
- 2007/01/15: ABC(Au): Asian nations pledge to promote biofuels
- 2007/01/09: FuturePundit: Detroit Automakers Want Half Billion For Battery Research
- 2007/01/13: OilDrum: Revisiting the EU Energy Plan - and its coverage
- 2007/01/12: OilDrum: A New Energy Policy for Europe
- 2007/01/10: AFP: EU unveils vast energy plan to diversify supplies, protect environment
- 2007/01/05: CSM: New prospect for US: glut of ethanol plants
- 2007/01/05: TruthOut: EU to Urge "New Industrial Revolution" in Energy
- 2007/01/05: PlanetArk: German Renewable Energy Usage at [7.7%] Record High in 2006
- 2007/01/05: Guardian(UK): Nimbys can't be allowed to put a block on wind farms
This is crunch time. If Britain is to have any chance of meeting its target to generate 10% of its energy from renewable sources by 2010, then a great leap forward is needed right now.
So far only 4.2% of energy is from renewables and three years is not long to more than double it.
- 2007/01/05: CDreams: BostonGlobe: Ethanol's Success Story May Have Downside - As more corn is needed, food costs may rise
- 2007/01/04: WorldChanging: Interview with Paul Gipe, Wind Energy Pioneer
- 2007/01/03: OilDrum: And how is Saudi Arabia getting on? (or more evidence of a deteriorating situation...)
- Older stories archived.
Promising New Technologies aka The Gee Whiz File
- A lot of Breathless Announcements(TM) regarding energy get flashed over the net.
These arise from several sources, among which PR departments, clueless reporters
and fund raising advocates number significantly.
Rarely is the distance from the lab to the market made explicit.
is always a possibility.
At the same time, real inventions are being created, and the odd discovery made.
It is difficult to know what may be important in this sort of environment.
A bullshit detector is one way to approach the situation.
You will notice who asks for money, who has a product for sale and who does not.
Another approach is to simply keep track of the claims made and
let time render its verdict.
- 2006/02/20: ABC(US): Bush: U.S. on Verge of Energy Breakthrough
- 2005/08/15: NanoApex: UC Berkeley-led research finds way to use dirty silicon, could pave way for cheaper solar energy
- 2005/05/28: SciDaily: Silicon Solution Could Lead To A Truly Long-life Battery
- 2005/02/03: Hindu: Breakthrough in solar photovoltaics
- 2005/02/01: Fortune: Cheap Solar - Konarka's superthin film uses nanotechnology to generate electricity from the sun.
- 2005/01/29: SciDaily: New Way Of Making Fuel Cells Lowers Costs [using modern electronics microfabrication]
- 2005/01/25: SciDaily: Georgia Tech Microgenerator Can Power Electronics
- 2005/01/09: CTV: New [quantum dot polymer] plastic can better convert solar energy
- 2004/12/01: TRN: Solar cell doubles as battery
- 2004/12/18: New Scientist: Pliable solar cells are on a roll
- 2004/12/14: TechRev: Solar Cell Teams Plastic and Carbon
- 2004/12/13: GaTech: Tech Developing Efficient Organic Solar Cell - Researchers use pentacene to develop next-generation solar power
- 2004/12/07: Wired: Sunlight to Fuel Hydrogen Future
- 2004/10/27: Eureka: Watts from wastewater: New device produces power while treating sewage
- 2004/09/15: MITTT: Green, leafy spinach may soon power more than Popeye's biceps
- 2004/09/13: Eureka: Methane in deep earth: A possible new source of energy
- 2004/09/13: BH: Fossil Fuels Made without Fossils
- 2004/09/: Spectrum:IEEE: Cold Fusion Back From the Dead
- 2004/08/31: TechRev: Photosynthesis Drives Solar Cell
- 2004/08/27: BBC: Bananas could power Aussie homes
Australian engineers have created an electricity generator fuelled by decomposing bananas, and hope to build a full size fruit-fired power station.
- 2004/08/26: SciDaily: Vast New Energy Source Almost Here: Solar Hydrogen Fuel Dream Will Soon Be A Reality, Australian Scientists Predict
- 2004/08/24: Eureka: Vast new energy source almost here - Solar hydrogen fuel dream will soon be a reality
- 2004/08/04: SciDaily: OSU Scientists Able To Harness "Plankton Power"
- 2004/02/04: PhysicsWeb: Crystal breaks surface area record
- 2004/02/05: Eureka: Seeing how plants split water could provide key to our future energy needs
- 2004/05/19: TRN: Solar crystals get 2-for-1
- 2003/10/02: WC: Organic Photovoltaics
- 2004/04/24: TRN: Boosting Solar Efficiency
- 2004/05/07: Space: New Material Grabs More Solar Energy
- 2004/04/27: E4E: One step closer to the optimum solar cell
- 2004/04/21: Iogen: Iogen producing world’s first cellulose ethanol fuel
- 2004/04/21: TRN: Material grabs more sun - a multiband material is capable of capturing more than 50 percent of the sun's energy
- 2004/04/13: AIP: Greatly Improved Solar Cells
Although they haven't yet built a working solar cell, they are the first to demonstrate the efficacy of getting the PbSe nanocrystals to render more photo-current.
- 2004/03/24: LBL: A Step Closer to the Optimum Solar Cell
"This isn't a multijunction material," says Walukiewicz, "it's even more interesting: a multigap material"—a single semiconductor with multiple band gaps.
- 2004/03/24: TRN: Bacteria make clean power
- 2004/03/02: Eureka: Researchers report bubble fusion results replicated
- 2004/03/02: Eureka: Evidence bubbles over to support tabletop nuclear fusion device
- 2003/12/12: BBC: Uranium bug has power potential
- 2003/12/03: SciDaily: Materials Could Make For Super LEDs, Solar Cells, Computer Chips
- 2003/11/19: PhysicsWeb: New look for micro fuel cells
- 2003/11/17: SolarDaily: New Photovoltaic Materials Manufacturer, Solaicx, Breaks the Cost-Barrier
- LBNL: Full Solar Spectrum Photovoltaic Materials Identified
- LBNL: An unexpected discovery could yield a full spectrum solar cell
- 2003/11/03: Eureka: Physics tip sheet #38 - 1) Most efficient solar cells made possible by new material
- 2003/11/14: PRB: Effects of the narrow band gap on the properties of InN by J. Wu, W. Walukiewicz et al.
- 2003/10/20: CBC: Edmonton team devises new way to generate electricity
- 2003/10/20: IOP: Electrokinetic microchannel battery by means of electrokinetic and microfluidic phenomena
- 2003/10/20: Independent(UK): Discovery of new way to generate electricity means batteries could be powered by water
- 2003/10/02: CNN: Discovery may spur cheap solar power
- 2003/09/30: STM: STMicroelectronics Announces Advanced R&D Program Targeting Low Cost Solar Cells
- 2003/09/15: SciAm: Carbon Nanotubes for Solar Cells
- 2003/09/13: Wired: Through the Solar Looking Glass
- 2003/09/11: Eureka: New technique could lead to widespread use of solar power
- 2003/08/07: NewScientist: Most efficient solar cell yet revealed
- 2003/08/01: SolarAccess: Solar Cell Pushes Efficiency Barrier [36.9%]
- 2003/07/31: SwissInfo: Solar cells give ray of hope to Swiss scientists
- 2003/07/07: Sandia: Energy emissions far greater than predicted by Planck’s Law -
Revolutionary tungsten photonic crystal could provide more power for electrical devices
- 2003/06/09: EET: Tetrapod nanocrystals could improve solar cells
- 2002/05/: Discover: Anything into Oil
- 2002/03/28: Berkeley: Cheap, plastic solar cells may be on the horizon, thanks to new technology developed
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