Category Archives: Other Experts

House of Representatives Roscoe Bartlett 2005

[ Former Congressman Roscoe Bartlett has discussed peak oil many times in the congressional record. Here are some of his earliest remarks for those of you interested in peak oil history.  He educated the other house members and formed a … Continue reading

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Michael Klare: The Bush/Cheney energy strategy

[I am going through the material I’ve accumulated since 2000 about energy, this one is of interest to those following the history of U.S. energy policy.  Alice Friedemann, www.energyskeptic.com ] THE BUSH/CHENEY ENERGY STRATEGY: IMPLICATIONS FOR U.S. FOREIGN AND MILITARY … Continue reading

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Robert McNally on energy at U.S. Congressional Hearings

[I think it is interesting to know what Congress hears about energy from experts, and what the official U.S. energy policies are.  It is frustrating that Energy Return on Invested (EROI) is never discussed, even by intelligent analysts like McNally.  … Continue reading

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Implications of declining EROI on oil production 2013 by David J. Murphy

[ To “see” declining EROI and the end of cheap energy, check out these photos of The Tallest structure ever moved by Mankind, a Norwegian natural gas offshore platform ] Murphy, David J. December 2, 2013. The implications of the … Continue reading

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Admiral Hyman G Rickover : Energy Resources and Our Future, 1957

May 14, 1957. Rear Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, U.S. Navy. Energy Resources and Our Future. Scientific Assembly of the Minnesota State Medical Association Energy Resources and Our Future [I’ve shortened and reworded some of this speech.  Alice Friedemann, www.energyskeptic.com] We … Continue reading

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David Hughes: Peak oil sands in 2018

[ Tar sand production is peaking now in 2016 due to low oil prices, but even when oil prices go back up again, tar sands are one of the most expensive unconventional oil reserves to produce, and perhaps last in … Continue reading

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Global oil risks in the early 21st century, Energy Policy 2011

[This is a large excerpt from an excellent 18-page paper I think predicts how the future will unfold as well as a good overview of our predicament. Alice Friedemann] Fantazzini, Dean; Höök, Mikael; Angelantoni, André. 2011. Global oil risks in … Continue reading

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David Hughes: Has Well Productivity Peaked in the Nation’s Largest Shale Gas Play, the Marcellus?

[This is big news since other major plays have already peaked.  It looks like the Marcellus is on Hughes predicted by 2018 peak with the latest data published] Has Well Productivity Peaked in the Nation’s Largest Shale Gas Play? By … Continue reading

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Why do political, economic, and scientific leaders deny Peak Oil and Climate Change?

[ Related posts: Telling others about peak oil and limits to growth Why do so few alter their lives to lessen climate change and peak oil? Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of … Continue reading

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Jared Diamond Why Societies Collapse

[ Whoops, Diamond left out peak oil: Book review of “In order to live: A North Korean girl’s journey to freedom” by Yeonmi Park Inside North Korea’s Environmental Collapse Who Lives, Who dies in a never-ending energy crisis. Book review … Continue reading

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