Tag Archive for 'peak oil'

Global oil production can no longer keep up if demand continues to rise

January 27th, 2012 by Nature

The impact of dwindling oil supplies on the economy is a persuasive argument for shifting away from fossil fuels, write Professor James Murray and Sir David King in a Comment piece in Nature published on 26 January 2012. There was a ‘tipping point’ for oil in 2005. Before then,

A film – ‘Anima Mundi’ on permaculture, peak oil, climate change and the soul of the world

July 21st, 2011 by Richard Lord

The release date for this film is July/ August 2011.  A United Natures Independent Media (R) production.  For more information please visit the film website.  

The UK Energy Research Centre produced a report in October 2010 on Global Oil Depletion that merits attention

April 1st, 2011 by UKERC

A report, ‘Global Oil Depletion – An Assessment of the evidence for a near-term peak in oil production’, launched in October 2010 by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), argues that conventional oil production is likely to peak before 2030, with a significant risk of a peak before 2020. The report concludes that the UK […]

Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute speaks at ecobuild 2011 about “Peak everything – the end of non-renewable resources”

March 9th, 2011 by Richard Heinberg

Richard Heinberg gave the following presentation to a packed audience at ecobuild on 1 March 2011. —– The premise of my new book, The End of Growth, which will be out in July 2011, is that world economic growth as we know it is hitting up against essential limits. I am going to argue that […]

British government must end oil addiction says Friends of the Earth

March 6th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Responding to Energy Secretary Chris Huhne‘s admission on 6 March 2011 that “getting off the oil hook is made all the more urgent by the crisis in the Middle East”, Friends of the Earth‘s head of economics, Simon Bullock said “the UK’s oil dependency has held us hostage for too long – urgent measures are […]

Jeremy Gilbert, former chief petroleum engineer of BP, says Peak Oil has happened or is happening now

February 14th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Jeremy Gilbert, former Chief Petroleum Engineer for BP says “Peak Oil, I believe, probably is happening as we speak or has happened.” Jeremy Gilbert believes the technology is available to extract oil from remote and deep-sea locations but he doubts that the investment is available. “We are seeing fields which are more difficult to develop.  […]

EU’s transport network needs to be nearly 100% carbon-free by 2050

February 1st, 2011 by European Expert Group on Future Transport Fuels

Decarbonising transport is a core theme of the EU 2020 strategy and of the Common Transport Policy. The long-term objective of the European Union on C02 emissions is an overall reduction of 80 to 95% by 2050. Oil, the main energy source for transport overall, supplying nearly 100% of road transport fuels, is currently expected […]

Film: A Crude Awakening

October 2nd, 2010 by Richard Lord

Food Security

January 17th, 2008 by Rosie

Not so long ago, 100 years at most, communities knew that it was prudent to have enough food stored away to last until the next harvest. Today this sensible practise has been abandoned for the modern ‘just-in-time’ food economy where we see the shelves in our shops replenished hourly from the daily shipments that arrive […]

Deputy Scott Ogier’s speech on Peak Oil and exponential growth to the States of Deliberation

November 27th, 2007 by Scott Ogier

I want to spend a little time on something called Peak Oil It is something I have mentioned here before in this chamber. There was a packed presentation at Candie lecture theatre the other night on the topic at which there were three Deputies, it was a shame there wasn’t more. Some people went through […]