Archive 2004
Natural Gas
Global Warming

Oil Production and Consumption for Certain Countries

"These graphs show the relative oil availability and oil demand amongst certain countries whose strategic interests may be in conflict."
New Oil Projects Cannot Meet World Needs This Decade, by Oil Depletion Analysis Centre [2004 November 16]
"World oil supplies are all but certain to remain tight through the rest of this decade, unless there is a precipitous drop in demand, according to the results of a study by the London-based Oil Depletion Analysis Centre (ODAC).

"The study found that all of the major new oil-recovery projects scheduled to come on stream over the next six years are unlikely to boost supplies enough to meet the world’s growing needs."

Over a Barrel, by By Paul Roberts in Mother Jones [2004 November]
"Experts say we're about to run out of oil. But we're nowhere near having another technology ready to take its place."
Transcript of bin Ladin's speech, by [2004 October 30]
"Following is the English transcript of Usama bin Ladin's speech in a videotape aired by Aljazeera on Friday 29 October. In the interests of authenticity the transcript, which appeared as subtitles at the foot of the screen, has been left unedited."
"Why have you listed up Bin Laden's Speech on your Web Site?"

Pump Dreams: Is energy independence an impossible goal? by John Cassidy [2004 October 4]

" '... to talk about energy independence is foolish. The two candidates, with due respect, are lying to the people, or they don’t know what they are talking about.'”

The Coming of Deindustrial Society: A Practical Response, John Michael Greer [2004 October 5]

"With the coming of Peak Oil and the beginning of long-term, irreversible declines in the availability of fossil fuels (along with many other resources), modern industrial civilization faces a wrenching series of unwelcome transitions. This comes as a surprise only for those who haven't been paying attention." (See also The Long Road Down: Decline and the Deindustrial Future by the same author.)

Airlines' High Fuel Costs Expected to Push the Industry to Hefty Loss, Wall Street Journal (subscription required) [2004 September 27]

"The International Air Transport Association said it expects the global airline industry to post an overall loss of between $3 billion and $4 billion in 2004, as high fuel costs outweigh strong increases in international traffic."
This is just the beginning. Air travel is the first aspect of modern living that will succumb to oil depletion.

Transitioning to a Renewable Energy Future • ISES White Paper • Summary (600kb)Full Text (1 MB) [2004 September 21]

"This White Paper provides a rationale for effective governmental renewable energy policies worldwide, as well as sufficient information to accelerate effective governmental policies. It is the thesis of this White Paper that a worldwide effort to generate the renewable energy transition must emerge at the top of national and international political agendas, starting now."

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