Posts Tagged ‘Peak Oil’

Peak Oil Is About Price, Not Supply

Posted by Jeff Rubin on October 19th, 2011 under SmallerWorldTags: , ,  • 16 Comments

Heading down to Washington to speak at the Association for Peak Oil-USA‘s Truth in Energy conference on Nov. 2, I sense a general malaise within the peak oil movement. The pequists, as they have become known, appear to be on the defensive these days as they once again roll back their dating of the dreaded [...]


The optimism typically found in the International Energy Agency’s annual World Energy Outlook report is strangely missing this year. Instead, the IEA is taking a far more sober perspective on the world’s oil-consuming future due to our ever-greater reliance on costly unconventional oil sources. Output from currently producing fields is projected to fall precipitously, looking [...]


As I head down to Washington to speak at the ASPO-USA (Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas) 2010 World Oil Conference this week, I can’t help but reflect on how far the peak oil movement has come over the last decade. It’s not too hard to figure out why. There is a [...]


Germany and the UK Prepare for Peak Oil

Posted by Jeff Rubin on September 15th, 2010 under SmallerWorldTags: , , ,  • 8 Comments

Why are the folks at the Bundeswehr Transformation Centre, a German military think-tank, already planning for peak oil? Probably for the same reason the British Department of Energy, in concert with the Bank of England and the British Department of Defense, has ordered similar—and equally secret—studies on its impact. Despite repeated government assurances to the [...]


Drill, Baby, Drill

Posted by Jeff Rubin on April 7th, 2010 under SmallerWorldTags: , , ,  • 6 Comments

Maybe it’s a gesture to the American right, which is still seething over the recent passage of Barack Obama’s national heath care package in Congress. Or maybe it’s just soma for increasingly anxious American motorists, so they can sleep at night without wondering how long their petroleum-based lifestyles can possibly last. But either way, President [...]