The Oil Crunch – UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil and Energy Security’s 2010 report

The UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil and Energy Security (ITPOES) has published two reports on peak oil and energy security – one in 2008 and one this past February.  The reports are excellent, in-depth studies of the issue of peak oil and its myriad impacts on our economy and our society.

The reports can both [...]

Richard Branson Warns of Peak Oil

It has been a big news week for peak oil, thanks to Richard Branson.  His call to governments to pepare for the coming oil crunch was covered in both the Guardian and the Wall Street Journal.

Please read the articles at the links below

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/feb/07/branson-warns-peak-oil-close

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704140104575057260398292350.html?KEYWORDS=wheatcroft#articleTabs%3Dcomments

Changing People's Behaviours - Why Is It So Hard?

One of the first daunting tasks in talking to people about peak oil, is merely convincing them that oil is a finite resource that will run out.  And if that isn’t hard enough, even once the idea is accepted, the task of changing our behaviours to adapt to this reality seems positively Sisyphean.

The link below is [...]

Post Carbon Toronto's IEA letter project

PCT members are probably aware of the series of articles which appeared in The Guardian in November 2009. In case anyone missed the stories, a whistleblower from the International Energy Agency (IEA) informed The Guardian that, under pressure from the United States, the summary reports being issued by the IEA had been systematically skewed to [...]

PCT press release on IEA over-estimation of oil reserves

After the Guardian reported on a whistleblower’s claim that the IEA was over-estimating the world’s oil reserves (see http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/09/peak-oil-international-energy-agency), Post Carbon Toronto issued the following press release.

Oil Supplies Uncertain

Post Carbon Toronto Echos National Farmers Union’s Call for an Inquiry into Fossil Fuel Supply

Toronto, ON –– November 18, 2009 ––

An unusual situation at the International Energy [...]

Montreal Shell Refinery Closed

Dan McTeague, Liberal MP for Pickering, analyzes the impact of Shell closing their Montreal refinery. Check out his blog post here
http://tomorrowsgaspricetoday.com/index.php/2010/01/08/the-close-of-shells-montreal-refinery-and-what-it-means-to-you/

An Inconvenient Talk

Here’s the upshot: if you plan to drive a car or heat a house or light a room in 2030, The Talk is telling you your options will be limited, to say the least. Even if you’re convinced climate change is UN-sponsored hysteria or every last puff of greenhouse gas will soon be buried forever a mile underground or ducks look their best choking on tar sands tailings, Dave Hughes is saying your way of life is over. Not because of the clouds of smoke, you understand, but because we’re running out of what makes [...]

Back to the Future in Transportation?

The State of Michigan has responded to the increasing cost of fossil fuel raw material used in building roads, with an ominous innovation which may be a foreshadowing of the [...]

Podcast: Jeff Rubin on CBC’s The Current

Airdate: 2009/05/25

Jeff Rubin, the Chief Economist of CIBC World Markets tells us why he thinks the world is doomed to a series of recessions and recoveries unless we cut back on the amount of oil we use.

Right click to Download 25/05/09: Oil – Jeff Rubin [mp3 file: runs 23:40]

Globe reviews Rubin's peak oil book

The Globe and Mail’s Todd Hirsch reviews economist Jeff Rubin’s new book on peak oil “Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization”.

I have to agree with Hirsch about the title. Really, the world is about to get a whole lot larger, not smaller.