Seven Paths to Our Energy Future

June 29, 2009 at 12:33 pm
Contributed by: Chris

In this week’s Energy and Capital article, I review the case for peak fossil fuels and offer seven no-brainer paths to success in the coming renewable energy revolution.
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Two items on net energy (EROI)

June 23, 2009 at 11:01 am
Contributed by: Chris

Posting an excellent paper with lots of interesting graphs from Prof. Charles Hall, net energy (EROI) guru, and his graduate students on the¬†declining net energy of primary fuels and the economic vulnerability of the US. This is crucially important stuff that is still not properly recognized in energy policy or economic theory. “Peak Oil, EROI, Investments and the Economy in an Uncertain Future”

A related post by Hall’s graduate student (and all around great guy) David Murphy on The Oil Drum this week is also worth a read: “The Net Hubbert Curve: What Does It Mean?

Have We Reached an Inflection Point in Economics History?

June 22, 2009 at 11:00 am
Contributed by: Chris

For my Energy and Capital article this week, I deconstruct the inflation/deflation debate, and conjecture that we may have reached an inflection point in economic history, where the price at which energy is high enough to sustain new production is the same price at which things become too expensive, leaving us no option but to downsize.
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Arctic Oil and Gas Challenges

June 16, 2009 at 12:18 pm
Contributed by: Chris

In this week’s article for Energy and Capital, I review some of the challenges that face Arctic oil and gas development as reported by speakers at the Offshore Technology Conference 2009.
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Arctic Oil and Gas Potential

June 8, 2009 at 12:31 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For my Energy and Capital article this week, I summarize a new USGS report on the potential undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Arctic Circle.
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