policy/politics, Tag

  • I haven't written or commented on TOD in quite some time, but the experience carries me forward everyday. I always came at peak oil not from an "if" or even "when" but "then what do we do"? At Kyle's invitation, I brought...
  • Randy Udall – A Comet Passes Wed, 10 Jul 13, 9:16pm
    [Ed: For those who may not have heard, James "Randy" Udall, a co-founder and driving force in building ASPO-USA, died recently while hiking in Wyoming's Wind River Range...
  • The Politics of Oil In Scotland Wed, 1 May 13, 5:16pm
    On 18th September 2014 the Scottish People will have a referendum on their future within the United Kingdom where they will be asked the simple question: Should Scotland be an Independent Country? Yes or No.
  • The following article by Robert Rapier originally appeared on his R-Squared Energy column at Energy Trends Insider, where he serves as Managing Editor and Director of Analysis.
  • Globally, only two reports are published on an annual basis wherein the world’s energy situation is fully scrutinized. These have a huge impact because in many government and company decision boardrooms – at least in...
  • The last ASPO Conference Tue, 3 Jul 12, 6:17pm
    On the evening of the first day of the 10th conference of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas (ASPO), in Vienna, Rembrandt asked me if I'd write the usual summary again...
  • This is a guest post by Dave Rutledge. Professor Rutledge is the Tomiyasu Professor of Electrical Engineering at Caltech, and a former Chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science there. This post originally appeared...
  • This is a guest post by Mike "Mish" Shedlock, who is an investment advisor representative with Sitka Pacific Capital Management. Mish blogs at Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis, where this post first appeared.
  • Does Thursday's announcement that the EU is considering to ban oil imports from Iran epitomise the draining of power from west to east? The big winners here will be China and India, who do not fear rising Iranian influence...
  • The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently issued a report called Report on the first Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR), which has as its purpose helping the DOE choose among conflicting priorities.
  • Like many of you, I am often unhappy with our political leaders. One thing that annoys me the most is that many will say or do just about anything to get elected. By now, you have surely heard the news that Republican presidential...
  • The coming UK energy meltdown Tue, 19 Jul 11, 6:31pm
    This is a guest post by Hugh Sharman, an Engineer by trade and editor of the UK focussed energy blog DimWatt. The post appeared earlier on the highly informative web site European Energy Review. The UK desperately needs...
  • This is a guest post by Derik Andreoli, Senior Analyst Mercator International, LLC
  • There has been much speculation on these blog pages about the existence of OPEC spare capacity. The oil rig count for Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi and Qatar (SKAQ) provides some clues. The sharp rise in operational oil...
  • The IEA SPR release: open thread Fri, 24 Jun 11, 11:30pm
    Drowning in debt, the OECD did have one little nest egg tucked away in the form of strategic petroleum reserves (SPR). Yesterday the International Energy Agency (IEA), an OECD organisation, decided to raid these meagre savings...
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