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Peak Oil is still our future’s reality

(This is the final reply in the discussion on “The falling oil price may presage a future recession.”) In reply to my previous contribution, “The falling oil price may presage a future recession,” Civil Economist Magnus Grill (19 October in Swedish) says that I assert, “that Peak Oil does not mean that oil will run… Keep Reading

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A review on coal to liquid fuels and its coal consumption

Publication date: 2009-07-29 First published in International Journal of Energy Research Authors: M. Höök, K. Aleklett Abstract: Continued reliance on oil is unsustainable, and this has resulted in interest in alternative fuels. Coal-to-liquids (CTL) can supply liquid fuels and have been successfully used in several cases, particularly in South Africa. This article reviews CTL theory… Keep Reading

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Peak Oil: The eventual end of the oil age

Publication date: 2008-07-31 First published in: Washington University in St. Louis Authors: Jonah J. Ralston Abstract: Humanity’s dependence upon a reliable and easily obtainable supply of oil places the modern lifestyle in a precarious position. Will this source of energy always be readily available? At what point will global production of this resource peak and… Keep Reading

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Children and Peak Oil: An Opportunity in Crisis

Publication date: 2007-06-01 First Published In: The International Journal of Children’s Rights Authors: P. Tranter, S. Sharpe Abstract: Major social upheavals and crises are notorious as catalysts for the re-evaluation of values and the erosion or augmentation of human rights. In the contemporary global setting, scarcely any issue causes more anxiety, either directly or indirectly,… Keep Reading

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Do we need to worry about Peak Oil?

Publication date: 2008-12-30 First published in: Science & Public Affairs Authors: K. Aleklett, M. Lynch Abstract: Do we need to worry about Peak Oil? Are oil supplies in decline? Kjell Akelett and Mike Lynch beg to differ in this written debate. Published in: Science & Public Affairs, December 2008 Available from: the British Association for… Keep Reading

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The evolution of giant oil field production behaviour

Publication date: 2009-03-01 First Published in: Natural Resources Research Authors: M. Höök et al Abstract: The giant oil fields of the world are only a small fraction of the total number of fields, but their importance is huge. Over 50% of the world oil production came from Giants by 2005, and more than haft of… Keep Reading

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The Oil Crunch

Publication date: 2008-10-29 First published in: UK Industry Taskforce Authors: UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil and Energy Security Abstract: The main conclusions of the Taskforce are: 1. The effects of peak oil will be felt in the next five years – during the next term of government High oil prices combined with the credit crunch… Keep Reading

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Peak Oil within Greenpeace

Apparently, the topic of Peak Oil is now becoming discussed more and more within the environmental movement as an alternative reason for a change to a more sustainable society. As peak oil and the limitations of available fossil energy resources will significantly affect society and its ability to affect the environment, it is great to… Keep Reading

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Hubberts Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage

Publication date: 2003-08-11 First Published In: Book Authors: Kenneth S. Deffeyes Abstract: Review from Scientific American: You have to wonder about the judgment of a man who writes, “As I drive by those smelly refineries on the New Jersey Turnpike, I want to roll the windows down and inhale deeply.” But for Kenneth S. Deffeyes,… Keep Reading

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