From the log: TOP TEN most recent signposts to the coming energy crisis
“Conventional peak oil is quite probably here”: ex BP geologist.
17 Feb 2014
Big oil companies struggle to justify soaring project costs.
28 Jan 2014
Former BP geologist Richard Miller: peak oil is essentially here.
23 Dec 2013
S Sudan loses 250k mbd and the talk is of global oil supply crisis.
23 Dec 2013
“The fall off in conventional oil production is real and scary.”
13 Dec 2013
Ever more capex for ever fewer barrels: another oil supply warning.
25 Nov 2013
“U.S. shale-oil boom may not last as fracking wells lack staying power.”
10 Oct 2013
Record Saudi oil output needed to avoid global supply shortfall.
16 Sep 2013
Boss of oil drilling-services giant thinks we may have arrived at peak oil.
7 Sep 2013
“Shale-boom profits bypass Big Oil”: WSJ headline.
1 Aug 2013
- “Conventional peak oil is quite probably here”: ex BP geologist.
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“Norway spurs rethink on fossil fuel companies”: FT.
4 Mar 2014
FT: “Norway’s decision to set up an expert group to see if its $840bn oil fund should stop investing in fossil fuel companies has triggered a wave of speculation since it was announced last week.”
“If the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund were to ditch such investments, it might… Read-more
“If you think the financial crisis was bad, consider this.”
3 Mar 2014
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“Why coal and many oil investments are losing luster.”
24 Feb 2014
Jeremy Leggett in Fortune magazine: “Many who worry about climate change have long been puzzled by the hundreds of billions of dollars that coal, oil, and gas companies routinely spend on developing their reserves, and finding and developing new reserves. These investments seem unstoppable, despite countless warnings that carbon emissions damage… Read-more
“(The) thesis is compelling. We face an existential threat.”
17 Feb 2014
Blue&Green: “Jeremy Leggett is a leading advocate of clean energy. At a recent Forum for the Future event, he gave an impassioned call to arms for renewables. His latest book is The Energy of Nations: Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance.”
“A former award-winning geologist, Leggett is founder and… Read-more
SolarAid closes in on a million solar lantern sales.
11 Feb 2014
SolarAid’s retail brand SunnyMoney nears 900,000 solar lanterns sales, should pass a million c. May. What I saw:
JL e-mail to 3,000+ contacts: “Winning on climate change, as we all know, mainly means winning many small victories in a sustainable retreat from fossil-fuel use. Eradicating poverty similarly means… Read-more
“The battle lines on climate become ever clearer.”
5 Feb 2014
Jeremy Leggett column in Recharge magazine: “The year was only two days old when the US State Department made clear its intentions on climate change. Secretary of State John Kerry has been quietly pursuing “a systematic, top-down push to create an agency wide focus on global warming”, The New York Times reported.”Read-more
Look beyond the feel-good headlines on oil supply.
2 Feb 2014
Daniel Davis & Jeremy Leggett in the Huffington Post: “Based on the optimistic headlines heralding a new age of oil plenty, most people in the United States believe their energy supply is as secure as it’s been in decades.”
“The most recent addition came on January 16,
Carbon-bubble risk gains further recognition at Davos.
25 Jan 2014
Guardian: Jeremy Leggett interviewed by Jo Confino in a series of audio reports summarising the Climate Day at the World Economic Forum.Tweet
Davos delegates warned of imminent energy crisis.
24 Jan 2014
RTCC: “A British businessman will tell world leaders meeting in Switzerland today that it is dangerous to argue that fracking for shale oil and gas can help to avert a global energy crisis.:
“Jeremy Leggett, a former Greenpeace staff member who founded a successful solar energy
- “Norway spurs rethink on fossil fuel companies”: FT.
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