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Top 10 eco-driving tips for everybody

ASPO International - 22 December 2017 - 1:18pm

1. Embrace inflation As indicated by tire producer Michelin, underinflated tires can increase the car fuel usage up to six percent. With the average tank of fuel costing around £70, pumping up your tires could help to save around £4 per top off. The efforts appear to be beneficial, isn’t that right? 2. Regular maintenance…

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Was 2017 the Year that the Tide finally Turned against Fossil Fuel Projects?

Energy Bulletin - 21 December 2017 - 12:53pm

The end of 2017 saw a rapid escalation of big divestment announcements, including from global insurer Axa. 2018 brings more opportunity – so long as campaigning prioritises the voices of those most impacted by climate change.

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Peak Oil Review: Dec 19 2017

Energy Bulletin - 19 December 2017 - 11:49am

Oil prices currently seem on course to finish out 2017 with a second annual gain after the decision by OPEC to extend its production freeze through 2018. Last week Brent briefly climbed above $65 a barrel for the first time since 2015 due to the closure of the pipeline that brings some 455,000 b/d ashore from the North Sea fields.

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Limits to Economic Growth

Energy Bulletin - 18 December 2017 - 5:47pm

Is continued growth and an industrial economy actually desirable and, a separate and different question, is this growth sustainable? Can growth continue? In the 1970s growing uneasiness about the ecologically destructive effects of the growth economy led a few economists and scientists who were sceptical that growth could continue for ever to look into this matter in more depth.

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Mineral Depletion Need not Be Always a Problem: The Case of Aluminum

Energy Bulletin - 18 December 2017 - 3:13pm

This post was inspired by my participation at the ARABAL 2017 conference in Muscat, Oman to discuss the options for renewable energy integration in the aluminum industry. It addresses a seeming reluctance I encountered during the discussion to adopt RE with some initial considerations on how the industry can be transformed away from utilizing fossil inputs. It provides an overview of the industry’s products, scale and impacts, before discussing transition opportunities.

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Analysis: Why Scientists Think 100% of Global Warming is Due to Humans

Energy Bulletin - 15 December 2017 - 11:52am

The extent of the human contribution to modern global warming is a hotly debated topic in political circles, particularly in the US.During a recent congressional hearing, Rick Perry, the US energy secretary, remarked that “to stand up and say that 100% of global warming is because of human activity, I think on its face, is just indefensible”. However, the science on the human contribution to modern warming is quite clear. Humans emissions and activities have caused around 100% of the warming observed since 1950, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) fifth assessment report.

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Juliana vs. U.S.: For Children of All Ages

Energy Bulletin - 14 December 2017 - 11:44am

Through the magic of YouTube TV, I was able to sit in on the oral arguments in the latest episode of Juliana v. United States.  The lawsuit is being brought by 21 plaintiffs ranging in age from 10 to 21. It accuses the federal government of causing them harm by failing to protect them adequately from the effects of global warming.

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Here’s What’s at Stake for the 21 Kids Suing the Trump Administration over Climate Change

Energy Bulletin - 13 December 2017 - 4:13pm

On Monday, a group of 21 youth plaintiffs currently suing the federal government over climate change will go before a federal court to argue that their case — which legal experts have classified as a groundbreaking piece of climate litigation — should be allowed to proceed to trial.

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2 Major Geothermal Energy Projects Shutdown

Peak Oil Paradigm Shift - 2 September 2010 - 2:21pm
A major geothermal project in California has been stopped after it was found to generate earthquakes. This follows the halting of a similar project in Switzerland for the same reason. Hopes of tapping the heat in the earth's bedrock as a virtually limitless source of clean energy now seem much more remote, given these two high profile failures.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/12/science/earth/12quake.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/12/science/earth/12quake.html)
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Caribbean Energy in a Post-Financial Crisis World – theme for 9th Annual Caribbean Energy Conference

Peak Oil Paradigm Shift - 2 September 2010 - 2:21pm
Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister Conrad Enill will be the keynote speaker at the 9th Annual Energy Conference taking place at the Hilton Trinidad Conference Centre on 7th and 8th December 2009. The theme of this year’s conference is Caribbean Energy in a Post-Finiancial Crisis World.
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Dominican Republic Signs Agreement for Solar Energy Plant

Peak Oil Paradigm Shift - 2 September 2010 - 2:21pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Feb. 04, 2009 PeakOil-PS -- The Dominican Republic (DR) government and Sunovia Energy Technologies from the United States have signed an agreement to install the first solar energy plant in the country, according to a Sunovia company press release.
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GEOTHERMAL POWER FIND IN NEVIS CONFIRMED

Peak Oil Paradigm Shift - 2 September 2010 - 2:21pm
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, October 20, 2008 - Officials of West Indies Power (WIP) have confirmed that at least two geothermal drill sites on Nevis have the capacity to produce hundreds of megawatts of geothermal energy.
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Dominican Republic boosting hydroelectric generation capacity

Peak Oil Paradigm Shift - 2 September 2010 - 2:21pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Sept 04, 2008. PeakOilParagigm Shift -– Listin Diario reports that Radhames Suero Milano, executive vice president of the Empresa de Generacion Hidroelectrica Dominicana (Egeih), the government entity that groups hydroelectric power producers, has announced that this year three dams will begin to produce 54.1 megawatts, bringing low cost energy to the power network.
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The psychology of climate change

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 17 November 2009 - 7:16pm

...Harvard University's Daniel Gilbert has provided a sharply amusing account of how global warming challenges our evolutionary psychology - if it doesn't make us duck or twitch or even feel repulsed, can it really be so bad?

Behavioural scientists also told him that "Simply laying out the facts won't work … The barrage of negative, even terrifying, information can trigger denial or paralysis or, at the very least, procrastination." Sounds like a bad rap for his Academy Award winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, which helped raise global awareness of the issue.

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Now you can hear electric cars coming

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 17 November 2009 - 7:16pm

Is this what a spaceship sounds like? I'd imagined something a bit more whooshy, a bit more Millennium Falcon. These stately tones are more "we come in peace" than "brace yourself for the jump into hyperspace". Still, at 25mph up Camden Road, maybe that's no bad thing.

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No Peak in Oil Before 2030, Study Says

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 17 November 2009 - 7:16pm
Few topics can inflame oil watchers more than the debate over “peak oil” – that difficult-to-predict moment when the world’s oil production reaches its highest level before beginning a long and irreversible path of decline.

In recent years, ominous warnings about peaking production have gained some prominence among traders and some analysts. They helped explain why oil prices soared last year on fears that oil supplies would fail to catch up with the projected growth in consumption.

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Shale-Gas Skeptic’s Supply Doubts Draw Wrath of Devon Energy

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 17 November 2009 - 7:16pm
(Bloomberg) -- Arthur Berman runs a one-man energy consulting firm out of his home near Houston, producing research that says forecasts for natural-gas production in the U.S. are flawed. He’s won the industry’s attention and its anger.

Since last month, Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Devon Energy Corp., two of the five largest gas producers in the U.S., attacked Berman’s claims. Berman, 59, had his monthly column pulled from the November issue of World Oil after gas companies complained, prompting him to quit the trade journal.

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GCC oil revenue will hit $1tr in 2030

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 17 November 2009 - 7:16pm
Global crude output likely to peak in 30 years with daily consumption touching 120m barrels

Abu Dhabi: The combined oil income of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries is expected to reach $1 trillion (Dh3.67 trillion) by 2030 at current oil prices, an energy expert said at an industry conference here on Monday.

"The Gulf contains 40 per cent of the world's proven oil reserves and 23 per cent of its gas reserves," Dr Hesham Al Khateeb, Honorary Vice-Chairman of the World Energy Council, told delegates.

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Why peak oil doesn’t matter

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 17 November 2009 - 7:16pm
There’s only one reason why you’d invest in the oil and gas sector; because you’re confident that, over the long term, the price of oil is going to rise.

In this piece, and the two that will follow, I’ll take you through the key points of that argument, starting with the fashionable “peak oil” theory.

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Of oil reserves, fudged data and World Energy Outlook '09

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 17 November 2009 - 7:16pm
(Arab News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- The energy industry is peculiar -- in more than one ways. The issue of reliable data, or rather the lack of it, plagues the industry. National priorities, global geopolitics and corporate interests make the matter still worse.

The World Energy Outlook (WEO) compiled each year by the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) is an eagerly sought after annual affair. The precious database compiled by the OECD energy watchdog is regarded -- and indeed correctly too -- as a guide post to industry trends.

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