Crude Awakening: the end of cheap oil
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Sunday, August 21, 2005
Crude oil prices spurted to an all- time high near $67 a barrel this month. Regular gasoline kissed $2.90 a gallon locally. All motorists could do about it was pucker up to Big Oil, dig a little deeper in their pockets and wonder: When will cars run on something besides gasoline or diesel?
Sunday, August 14, 2005
• Nuclear power's future
In a world worried about global warming and escalating coal, oil and gas prices, the nuclear industry has seized an opportunity for rebirth.
• The fusion genie: a dream of safe, clean power in the future
Fusion energy has tantalized scientists for more than half a century as a possible source of limitless, reliable power.
Sunday, July 31, 2005
• Coal becoming the hot fuel in our energy future
Energy experts like to call coal a bridge fuel leading to a future society based on hydrogen and other renewable energy sources.
• Coal's increasing importance guarantees a fight
Called an antique fuel by environmentalists, coal will also be the fuel of the digital age.
Sunday, July 24, 2005
• Alternative energy no longer alternative
Cleveland inventor Charles Brush spun light from wind more than a century ago.
Sunday, July 17, 2005
• Turning tar sands in to oil
Thick as tar, loaded with sand, some of the world's future sources of oil are so heavy they can be more easily mined than pumped.
Thursday, July 14, 2005
• Alaska preserve hangs in the balance
Sunday, July 03, 2005
• The 1970s, a new reality
• Want trumps need in '05 energy crisis
It is February 1974. Grown men strut about in plaid polyester pants that flare over high-heeled boots. Lawmakers take the first steps toward impeaching President Nixon. Cher dumps Sonny.
Sunday, June 26, 2005
• Experts take new look at Appalachian Basin for deep reserves
Cincinnati- Spurred by the nation's relentless thirst for energy, geologists are suddenly taking a fresh look at the oldest oil-producing basin in the world.
Sunday, June 19, 2005
• Has oil production peaked?
The post-peak oil world will look a lot like the bleak 1970s. But much worse.
• Ohio was once oil king, but production peaked in 1896
An oil boom swept across the Ohio River when John Newton and Mophet Dye struck oil in 1860 in Macksburg, just north of Marietta.
• To learn more
Books about the oil shortage
Sunday, June 12, 2005
• Rockefeller and Co. turned oil into local gold
The ancients used petroleum in all sorts of lotions and potions.
• Search for solutions must start now to avoid another energy crisis
If the Earth were a car, its gas gauge would be approaching E. Some argue that we have miles to go before we hit the empty mark. Others say we're running on fumes.
• To learn more
"Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller Sr.," Ron Chernow, Random House, 1998.
Friday, June 03, 2005
• Can we break the oil habit?
Ohio's dirty coal can become clean. Hydrogen can supplant gasoline. Fuel cells can replace today's car engines.
• Time to clean up the mess we've left
The dirty truth about energy is that there is enough coal, oil and natural gas to last for decades, if not centuries.
Sunday, May 29, 2005
• About this series
Over the next months, The Plain Dealer will examine the end of cheap oil, the search for new energy sources and the implications of both.
• Online energy resources
Energy: A 21st Century Perspective Conference, Case Western Reserve University:
• Struggling to keep a lid on oil crisis
John D. Rockefeller's Cleveland refineries launched the Oil Age.