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Robert L. Hirsch, author of the famous US Department of Energy report that carries his name, has written a new and excellent overview of the peak oil and investment challenges on WorldOil.com. The article has an interesting table with the different scenarios on peak oil, and makes the case that, besides peak oil itself, underinvestments… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

I am not a big fan of Thomas Friedman’s ideas on globalisation (“The World is Flat”), but his analyis on the “power of green” in the International Herald Tribune (a reprint from the NY Times Magazine) on Sunday 15th is certainly worth spending a few words on. In the 10-page article, Friedman argues that the… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

A new US Congress report has taken a close look at “peak oil” and concluded that the US government has no strategy in place to minimise the economic consequences of reaching the maximum level of oil production. At least, the Americans politiians are studying the possible implications of peak oil which is more than can… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

I came across three interesting reports this week: Richard Heinberg reports on the Global Public Media blog that the German Energy Watch group is about to publish a very worrying report on the future of coal world coal reserves. According the the energy experts of the group, global coal reserves are much smaller than generally… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

The fifth European Business Summit, held from 15-16 March in Brussels, showed EU business leaders in an optimistic mood about the Union’s economic upturn but worried and confused about climate change. After 5 years of gloom and doom about the loss of competitiveness and economic growth, there was a much more upbeat atmosphere amongst the… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer