Posts Tagged ‘japan’

The International Energy Agency may not have a solution but no one can accuse them of no longer understanding the gravity of the problem. In their June report, the IEA warned that unless OPEC could increase production by at least 1.5 million barrels a day, world oil demand is going to surpass available supply during [...]


Is Nature Trying to Tell Us Something?

Posted by Jeff Rubin on March 23rd, 2011 under SmallerWorldTags: , , ,  • 33 Comments

Was it not just last summer that BP’s engineers were working desperately around the clock to find a way to plug a three month leak from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig that spilled 205 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico? Now, engineers and plant operators are braving potentially lethal [...]


China Syndrome Hits Japan

Posted by Jeff Rubin on March 16th, 2011 under SmallerWorldTags: , , ,  • 22 Comments

The meltdown of three reactor cores at Tokyo Electric’s Fukushima nuclear power station in the tsunami and earthquake devastated area of northeastern Japan is already reverberating around the world’s nuclear power industry. Just as many countries were looking for nuclear power to play a growing role in meeting their future energy needs, the world is [...]