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Peak Oil and Energy: posts on the FM site

Here are links to posts on this site about Energy and Peak Oil.

For more informatiom see the FM reference page on Peak oil and energy – studies and reports.

Contents

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  1. About energy
  2. The Energy Crisis
  3. Biofuels
  4. Nuclear power
  5. Fusion
  6. Peak Oil


(1)  About energy

  1. Mining the oil sands is safer than deep offshore drilling, but as dirty (or even dirtier), 22 May 2010


(2)  The Energy Crisis

  1. Links to articles and presentations of some A-team energy experts , 11 November 2007
  2. Let us light a candle while we walk, lest we fear what lies ahead , 10 February 2008
  3. Fears of flying into the future , 25 February 2008
  4. The “Oil Shockwave” project: well-funded analysis of the obvious , 10 April 2008
  5. Euphoria about the Bakken Formation , 10 April 2008
  6. The Internet makes us dumber: the Bakken euphoria, a case study , 15 April 2008
  7. Fantasy sells so much better than news! , 18 April 2008
  8. Peak Oil Doomsters debunked, end of civilization called off , 8 May 2008
  9. Spreading the news: the end is nigh! , 8 May 2008
  10. What does $120 oil mean for the global economy? , 15 May 2008
  11. President Bush begs for oil, and is refused , 20 May 2008
  12. The secret cause of high oil prices , 6 August 2008
  13. How does the long-term trend of peak oil affect us, in terms of short-term events?, 30 August 2008
  14. An urban legend to comfort America: our massive reserves of unconventional oil, 29 August 2008
  15. An urban legend to comfort America: crash programs will solve Peak Oil, 5 September 2008
  16. An urban legend to comfort America: demand for oil creates new supply, 8 September 2008
  17. An urban legend to comfort America: oil is oil, even if it is not oil, 10 September 2008
  18. An urban legend to comfort America: alternative energy will save us, 16 September 2008
  19. Another example showing how energy research is just inspired guessing, since America prefers being blind, 23 September 2008
  20. Could a new “Manhattan Project” produce radically new energy sources?, 29 June 2010
  21. Exaggerations and false predictions are good; truth is bad, 10 August 2010 — We’re ignorant because we prefer lies
  22. Coal-to-liquids as a case study of how excessive optimism is our enemy, 14 February 2011
  23. Eventually we’ll have unlimited cheap clean energy. But that will not help us or our kids., 15 February 2011


(3)  Biofuels

  1. A snapshot of our engines of innovation, as they develop new energy sources , 12 May 2008
  2. The greenest of energy: inedible biofuels, 22 September 2008


(4)  Nuclear Power


(5)  Fusion

  1. Fusion energy, too risky a bet for America (we prefer to rely on war) , 4 May 2008
  2. A long-shot project for fusion power: the Polywell, 30 September 2008


(6)  Peak Oil

  1. When will global oil production peak? Here is the answer!, 1 November 2007
  2. More answers about Peak Oil! (or just better phrased questions), 5 November 2007
  3. Peak Oil, part 3: discussing the solutions, 10 November 2007
  4. Myths about Peak Oil – part I: There are not enough petro-engineers!, 15 November 2007
  5. Good news about Global Oil Production!, 10 January 2008
  6. More good news about Peak Oil, on the demand side, 16 January 2008
  7. The most dangerous form of Peak Oil, 8 April 2008
  8. The three forms of Peak Oil (let’s hope for the benign form) , 23 April 2008
  9. The world changed last week, with no headlines to mark the news, 25 April 2008
  10. Nigeria, a weak link in the global oil supply , 2 May 2008
  11. An effective rebuttal to warnings about Peak Oil? , 5 May 2008
  12. Two valuable reports about global oil production! , 30 May 2008
  13. When the King of Saudi Arabia talks about oil, we should listen , 2 July 2008
  14. Red Alert: the Saudi Princes have annouced the arrival of Peak Oil , 11 July 2008
  15. Good news about oil, but for our grandkids – not us , 14 July 2008
  16. Colonel Lang shows us why the 21st century might prove difficult – even painful – for America, 26 August 2008
  17. An urban legend to comfort America: our massive reserves of unconventional oil, 29 August 2008
  18. An urban legend to comfort America: oil is oil, even if it is not oil, 10 September 2008
  19. What’s up with the price of oil?, 24 November 2008
  20. Let’s “hope and pray that Hirsch is wrong”, 10 January 2009
  21. Poor peak oil research, more evidence of a serious problem with America’s vision, 5 May 2009
  22. What caused the Spring 2008 spike in oil prices?, 22 April 2010
  23. If humanity is unprepared for Peak Oil, here are some of the guilty people, 11 May 2010
  24. Science: “Oil Peak or Panic?”, 20 May 2010
  25. Recovering lost knowledge about exhaustion of Earth’s resources (such as Peak Oil), 27 January 2011
  26. One of the top questions for our time:  how will Peak Oil affect the economy?, 6 September 2011
  27. A look at forecasts for peak oil – and the end of civilization, 13 July 2012
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