Current readings on peak oil and energy

December 15, 2008 at 6:56 pm
Contributed by: Chris

Just a quick post here to share some things I have been reading today that really deserve a wider audience. If you are at all interested in the data on peak oil and the interpretations of knowledgeable and insightful commentators, you should take a look. The critiques of Monibot, Simmons, Hirsch (and I daresay, myself) of the recent IEA world oil outlook raise crucially important questions that I guarantee you will never see discussed on TV or the radio. We are still sleepwalking toward the precipice of peak oil, and our ignorance is still vast.

‘Peak Oil Theory’ Demands Energy Alternatives

A rare good bit of journalism about the peak oil study and our immediate outlook for supply.

When will the oil run out?

George Monbiot (“Britain’s leading green commentator” and a good journalist on peak oil who writes for The Guardian) interviews Fatih Birol, chief economist of the International Energy Agency.

Must-watch video of Monibot interviewing Birol

Global oil supply will peak in 2020, says energy agency

George Monibot critiques the recent IEA report

Matt Simmons & Robert Hirsch interviewed Jim Puplava’s Financial Sense Newshour

(Audio) They discuss the big picture on peak oil and spend some time discussing the IEA and its outlook.

Post Carbon Cities

Daniel Lerch reviews progress by cities in the Relocalization Network

Japan tests “Power Generation Floor”

A cool idea

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