Category: Peak oil

  • Thinking alternatives: From “Mobile” to “Mobility”

    Shai Agassi is the CEO of The Better Place to get rid of oil dependency (especially for running vehicles). The idea: Give away electric cars for free (like mobile phones) and make the batteries part of the electric grid system (instead of a costly component of the car). You basically pay for miles, thus the […]

  • Crisis or not

    Now watch closely what is going on here: On one side Claude Mandil (head of IEA) and Klaus Töpfer (head of the UNEP) warn about global energy crisis due to the dependence of oil and the latest development on the oil markets. On the other side OPEC moves to calm fears by re-iterating that tey […]

  • Katrina & the end of oil

    Michael Ruppert on August 28th: Katrina’s landfall on August 29, 2005 may well be remembered as the beginning of the collapse of the American Empire. It could also be remembered by future generations as the day that Mother Earth declared full-scale war on the human race. And in a later article: What is not being […]

  • Hydrogen is no solution

    Yesterday I saw a TV report on hydrogen cars. What they did not say (again) and what many people don’t get: it will not solve the peak oil issue. Hydrogen is not an energy source – it is a way to store energy like a battery. The fossil fuel will be consumed in the energy […]

  • Peak oil ads: No easy answers

    Everybody needs to understand peak oil. Chevron started a campain called “Will you join us”: Energy will be one of the defining issues of this century. One thing is clear: the era of easy oli is over. What we do next will determine how well we meet the energy needs of the entire world in […]

  • Eating fossil fuels

    After doing a detailed math about energy resources and consumption Dale Allen Pfeiffer casts a dark image of the future if controlling the earth population will not happen anytime soon: Should we fail to acknowledge this coming crisis and determine to deal with it, we will be faced with a die-off from which civilization may […]