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Peak Oil, Coal and Natural gas in China

[ I provide a short, 2 page overview of the paper Wang, J.L, et al. 2017 after my analysis of “A review of physical supply and EROI of fossil fuels in China”, Petroleum Science.  A more detailed, more wide ranging … Continue reading

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Gail Tverberg: Why peak coal, oil, and natural gas will all happen at the same time

China: Is peak coal part of its problem? by Gail Tverberg,  OurFiniteWorld.com  | Jun 20, 2016 The world’s coal resources are clearly huge. How could China, or the world in total, reach peak coal in a timeframe that makes a … Continue reading

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Peak Fossil Fuels: overview of peak oil, coal, and natural gas

[ Below are overviews of peak oil, coal, and natural gas, each followed by additional reading material from my book “When trucks stop running”. My book also explains why we are unlikely to be able to electrify transportation, as well … Continue reading

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Shale Euphoria: The Boom and Bust of Sub Prime Oil and Natural Gas

[ U.S. house hearings have stated that the U.S. is energy independent, that shale oil and gas will give us a century of energy independence: House 112-176 in 2012, House 113-1 2013, and several others.  In fact we have so … Continue reading

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Peak oil in the Congressional record 2015

[ I’ve meant to post more but haven’t gotten around to it, but there are quite a few other summaries of house and senate hearings on energy in category Experts/GOVERNMENT/Congressional Record U.S. Also see: Peak Oil in the Congressional record: … Continue reading

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Peak fossil fuels limits climate change to low-to-medium outcomes in IPCC report

Excerpts from 24 page:  Höök, M., Tang, X. 2013. Depletion of fossil fuels and anthropogenic climate change: a review. Energy Policy, 52: 797-809 Conclusion of paper: Fossil fuel constraints will limit anthropogenic climate impact towards the low-medium outcomes presented by … Continue reading

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ASPO: Top Ten 2014 News Stories Regarding Oil and the Economy

Andrews, S., Whipple, T. January 6, 2015. Top Ten 2014 News Stories Regarding Oil and the Economy. January 6, 2015. 1. Oil Price Crash The great price crash of 2014 could well turn out to be one of the defining … Continue reading

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Shale “fracked” natural gas peak by 2020: Mason Inman’s “Natural gas, the fracking fallacy”

[ In 2005 the U.S. was making desperate plans to build dozens of Liquefied Natural Gas plants for importing gas. Fracked gas changed that for the past 10 years, indeed, now the U.S. is talking about exporting natural gas.  But … Continue reading

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Peak oil 2005. Peak coal 2025. U.S. Peak conventional natural gas 2001.

Preface. This appeared in Nature magazine in 2012, which ties Science magazine for most prestigious place to publish.  Some of the points made: Global conventional oil peaked in 2005 and is declining at rates of about 4.5% to 6.7% per … Continue reading

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James Howard Kunstler “True Believers”

James Howard Kunstler. August 17, 2005. True Believers. There is a special species of idiot at large in the financial media space who believe absolutely in the desperate and tragic public relations bullshit that this society churns out to convince … Continue reading

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