Guardian: “Jeremy Leggett among 100 signatories to letter opposing oil firm’s likely influence over university’s climate change studies.” “The veteran environmental campaigners Jonathon Porritt and Jeremy Leggett are among 100 past and present students and staff who are accusing Oxford University of hypocrisy for accepting funding from
From the log: TOP TEN most recent signposts to the coming energy crisis
Pentagon & NSA bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks.
14 Jun 2013
Shale boom likely to be temporary, says successful oil trader.
29 May 2013
New prediction that Russian production cannot keep up with demand.
2 Jan 2013
Bundeswehr on peak oil: “Psychological barriers cause indisputable facts to be blanked out.”
23 Nov 2012
Saudi Arabia risks becoming oil importer within 20 years: Citi.
4 Sep 2012
“Peak cheap oil is an incontrovertible fact”: Telegraph.
26 Aug 2012
“Mobilizing society in the face of peak oil: a call to French Presidential candidates”.
29 Mar 2012
“Soaring oil prices will dwarf the Greek drama”.
25 Feb 2012
“Running dry”: Economist. “Oil production fails to keep up with demand.”
9 Jun 2011
“DECC accepts warning of rising peak oil risks”: Business Green.
9 Jun 2011
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The US natural gas ponzi scheme allegation a year on: don’t believe the industry.
Jonathan Verenger on Seeking Alpha: “It remains to be seen if the entire shale gas industry is a Ponzi scheme. More likely is the possibility that it is overhyped by Wall Street and Natural Gas firms, who bought up large plots of land and issued optimistic projections to suck other companies and investors into buying that same land from them at higher prices. It is looking highly likely that once again the public will get the short end of the stick in a few years as the supply of gas from these shale formations runs out much faster than estimates, leaving the public with a large glut of natural gas fueled cars and trucks and natural gas fueling stations, all of which were built on the promise of 100+ years of supply at cheap prices and the dream of energy independence.”
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“This madness is easily fixable, in principle.” Thoughts on solar trade war.
31 May 2013
Jeremy Leggett in Recharge: “Europe is on the verge of joining the US in a trade war with China over PV, one of the world’s fastest-growing industries. This job-rich pillar of the renewables family is heading for severe impairment, at best.”Tweet
“The sheer scale of the reserves within listed oil that might be unburnable.”
30 May 2013
Interviews at the launch of the second Carbon Tracker report on You-Tube: Paul Spedding, Oil and Gas Analyst at HSBC: What struck me was “the sheer scale of the reserves within listed oil that might be unburnable. Approaching 80% of their reserves may be unmonetisable.” Lord Stern of LSE:… Read-more
Solar = random desecration of the countryside: comedian.
22 May 2013
Guardian: “The comedian Griff Rhys Jones has accused the government of “random desecration” of the countryside and despoiling “pristine landscapes” through its subsidies to wind turbines and solar power.” “Responding to criticism of his objection to a solar farm near his home in Suffolk last week, he said it… Read-more
Oxford alumni condemn choice of Shell to fund earth sciences lab.
8 May 2013
“Call a truce in the no-winners solar war.”
7 May 2013
Jeremy Leggett in the FT: Europe is on the brink of a trade war with China in one of the fastest-growing global industries. America and China are already engaged in battle. The job-rich and emissions-low solar photovoltaics industry is heading for severe impairment, at best.”“The solar PV industry grew… Read-more
The vital role of foundations in the retreat from fossil fuels.
1 May 2013
Alliance magazine: “On 18 April Carbon Tracker, a UK-based foundation-led initiative, released its second report, Unburnable Carbon: Avoiding wasted capital and stranded assets. We need a managed, rapid and complete retreat from the use of fossil fuels if disastrous global warming is to be avoided, Jeremy Leggett, chair of Carbon… Read-more
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