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This is a second look at a recent Reuters article by John Kemp, which got me thinking that those who deny peak oil ought to be magicians.

The tactics are standard by now: Toss out some carefully massaged facts bearing the imprint of near-truths but without context (just to be continue reading…

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They should be magicians. continue reading…

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[O]ne thing is clear: Oil production is getting much more costly as easy-to-access fields are drilled dry, and new production is reliant on more difficult and costly extraction for the fossil fuel. continue reading…

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Earlier this year, I offered two posts [here & here] on Perfect Storm – Energy, Finance and the End of Growth, a well-reasoned 2013 report continue reading…

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A few more thoughts on the excellent report by Deborah Rogers: Shale and Wall Street: Was The Decline In Natural Gas Prices Orchestrated? which I first discussed in my most recent post. continue reading…

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Earlier this year, another in a growing list of consistently well-researched and well-considered efforts by Dr. Samuel Alexander * made its way from Australia. continue reading…

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‘The multiple forecasts of regional and global peaks that have been made since the 1950s have frequently proved premature. More optimistic forecasts have often proved equally incorrect, but it takes longer for their errors to become evident.’ continue reading…

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In the end, does the choice of words really matter?

He [Total CEO Christophe de Margerie] also cautioned against oil and gas industry pronouncements about abundant energy  continue reading…

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‘The way to fix the problem is not to turn the volume up on the evidence.… continue reading…

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In short, it is apparent that a solid grasp of the basics (let alone the complexities) of these domains elude many people, and there appears to be a discrepancy between how much people know about social issues and their importance and relevance to one’s day-to-day life. continue reading…