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Transition from Oil

Mark Lewis, Former senior analyst for energy, climate, and sustainability research, Kepler Cheuvreux; former head of energy commodities research, Deutsche Bank.

For Storing Electricity, Utilities Are Turning to Pumped Hydro

But utilities from Spain to China are increasingly relying on pumped storage hydroelectricity – first used in the 1890s – to overcome the …

Peak Oil Review - Nov 30

 A weekly update, including:-Quote of the Week -Oil and the Global Economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia/Ukraine -Climate Change -The Briefs

Peak Oil Notes - Nov 27

A midweek roundup. There has been a lot of news to move the oil markets in the last few days.

Why "Supply and Demand" doesn't Work for Oil

A gradual switch to higher-cost energy products, in a sense, works in the opposite direction to a switch from beef to chicken. 

The "Syrian Sickness": What Crude Oil Gives, Crude Oil will Take Away

Crude oil had created modern Syria, crude oil has destroyed it.

Drought Influenced Syrian Civil War; So What, Says U.S. Congress

This singular thought, that climate change can stir dangerous human conflict, is gaining salience across much of the world.

Peak Oil Review - Nov 23

A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Quote of the Week -Oil and the Global Economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia -The Briefs

Despite Low Oil Prices, Renewable Power Gaining Traction, Energy Agencies Report — But Not Yet Fast Enough for the Climate

The shift away from coal and towards renewable sources of energy is slowly beginning to gain traction, two recently-released reports from American and …

The Elephant in Paris – the Military and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In the aftermath of the terrible killings in Paris, military responses are again taking central stage

Peak Oil Notes - Nov 19

 A midweek update.Oil futures fell as low as $39.91 a barrel in New York on Wednesday before rebounding to close at $40.75.
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