ITPOES (2008): The Oil Crunch: Securing the UK’s energy future

ITPOES (2008): The Oil Crunch: Securing the UK’s energy future

UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil & Energy Security (ITPOES) – 29 October 2008. Copia disponible en http://foresightfordevelopment.org/sobipro/download-file/46-899/54

The UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil & Energy Security (ITPOES), which includes:

Arup
FirstGroup
Foster and Partners
Scottish and Southern Energy
Solarcentury
Stagecoach Group
Virgin Group
Yahoo!

has published its first report on Peak Oil, with a foreword by Lord Oxburgh (Former chairman of Shell).


Genero: Informes y estudios
Subjects: 2008, empresas, english, Lord Oxburgh, previsiones, reino unido, seguridad energética
Royal Automobile Association of South Australia (2008): The Impact of Peak Oil on South Australia

Royal Automobile Association of South Australia (2008): The Impact of Peak Oil on South Australia

The Impact of Peak Oil on South Australia. The Parliament of South Australia, Legislative Council Select Committee – November 25, 2008. Disponible en http://www.raa.com.au/documents/select-committee-inquiry-on-the-impact-of-peak-oil-on-south-australia

About the RAA
RAA Position on ‘Peak Oil’
Background on Oil and Fuel Markets
Global Oil and Gas Prices
Australia’s Oil & Gas Production and Refineries
South Australia’s Petroleum Terminals
Global Petroleum Demand
Australian Demand
SA Demand and Prices
Effect of Rising Cost of Fuel
Public Transport
Measures to Reduce Petroleum Demand
Vehicle Fuel Efficiency
Traffic Congestion & ITS
Fuel Tax Reform
Public Education
Petroleum Supply Issues
Reliance on Foreign
Federal Government’s Liquid Fuel Emergency (LFE) Response Plan
Alternative fuels
Biofuels
LPG
Natural Gas – CNG & LNG
Gas & Coal Seam
Hydrogen


Genero: Informes y estudios
Subjects: 2008, agrocombustibles, ahorro energético, australia, coches, combustibles alternativos, comités, concienciación, consecuencias del peak oil, demanda de petróleo, depedencia energética, educación, eficiencia, english, fiscalidad, gas natural, gobiernos, hidrógeno, impuestos, mercado del petróleo, parlamentos, peak oil, planes de contingencia, precios del petróleo, propuestas, RAA, refinerías de petróleo, South Australia, transporte público, trasporte
HAMILTON, JAMES D. (2009): Causes and Consequences of the Oil Shock of 2007‐08

HAMILTON, JAMES D. (2009): Causes and Consequences of the Oil Shock of 2007‐08

Brookings Papers (Spring 2009). Conference Draft: http://www.brookings.edu/economics/bpea/~/media/Files/Programs/ES/BPEA/2009_spring_bpea_papers/2009_spring_bpea_hamilton.pdf

This paper explores similarities and differences between the run‐up of oil prices in 2007‐08 and earlier oil price shocks, looking at what caused the price increase and what effects it had on the economy. Whereas historical oil price shocks were primarily caused by physical disruptions of supply, the price run‐up of 2007‐08 was caused by strong demand confronting stagnating world production. Although the causes were different, the consequences for the economy appear to have been very similar to those observed in earlier episodes, with significant effects on overall consumption spending and purchases of domestic automobiles in particular. In the absence of those declines, it is unlikely that we would have characterized the period 2007:Q4 to 2008:Q3 as one of economic recession for the U.S. The experience of 2007‐08 should thus be added to the list of recessions to which oil prices appear to have made a material contribution.


Genero: Presentaciones
Subjects: 2007, 2008, 2009, Brookings Papers, coches, consecuencias económicas, crisis, eeuu, petróleo, precios del petróleo, producción, recesión
TERTZAKIAN, PETER (2008): A Thousand Barrels a Second: The Coming Oil Break Point and the Challenges Facing an Energy Dependent World

TERTZAKIAN, PETER (2008): A Thousand Barrels a Second: The Coming Oil Break Point and the Challenges Facing an Energy Dependent World

In A Thousand Barrels a Second, Chief Energy Economist of ARC Financial Peter Tertzakian examines the future of oil and offers insights into what it will take to rebalance our energy needs and seize new opportunities. He answers the top questions asked by business leaders, policy makers, investors, and concerned citizens as we approach the coming break point:

  • Are today’s high oil and gas prices part of a routine business cycle, or are there more profound forces at play?
  • Are hybrid vehicles our only solution against high gasoline prices?
  • Is China’s growing thirst for energy sustainable?
  • Which government policies work and which do not?
  • Will nuclear power and coal save the day-again?

Tertzakian also offers a realistic, informed look into the future of our energy supply chains and how our consumption patterns may evolve, revealing how governments, businesses, and even individuals can meet the coming challenges with better solutions and innovations.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2008, carbón, china, coches híbridos, diagnóstico, economía, eeuu, energía nuclear, gobiernos, peak oil, políticas públicas, propuestas
HICKS, BRIAN; NELDER, CHRIS (2008): Profit from the Peak: The End of Oil and the Greatest Investment Event of the Century

HICKS, BRIAN; NELDER, CHRIS (2008): Profit from the Peak: The End of Oil and the Greatest Investment Event of the Century

There is no doubt that oil production will peak—if it hasn’t already—and that all other fossil fuels will peak soon after. The important questions for investors are: when will it happen, to what extent, and what can I do to capitalize on it? Divided into three comprehensive parts—”The Crisis in a Barrel”; “Making Money from the Fossil Fuels That Are Left”; and “Energy after Oil”—the book contains the information you need to successfully navigate this epic event. But Profit from the Peak is more than just a guide to capitalizing on a potential energy crisis. By asking how this situation could affect you as both an investor and an individual, it offers a sobering assessment of where we are and what it will take to find a way forward amid the coming changes.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2008, beneficios, capital, consecuencias económicas, dinero, english, inversión, peak oil
ESTILL, LYLE (2008): Small is Possible: Life in a Local Economy

ESTILL, LYLE (2008): Small is Possible: Life in a Local Economy

In an era when incomprehensibly complex issues like Peak Oil and climate change dominate headlines, practical solutions at a local level can seem somehow inadequate. But they aren’t! Lyle Estill introduces us to “hometown security” with this chronicle of a community-powered response to resource depletion in a fickle global economy. This is the story of how one small southern US town, not willing to rely on the government and wary of large corporations, discovered it is possible for a community to feed itself, fuel itself, heal itself, and govern itself

Lyle Estill is “Vice President of Stuff ” at Piedmont Biofuels, and has won numerous awards for his work in the biodiesel business. He is the author of Biodiesel Power and lives in Moncure, North Carolina.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2008, agrocombustibles, autogestión, autogobierno, autosuficiencia, Chatham County, comunidad, economía, eeuu, english, North Carolina, propuestas, relocalización, seguridad energética, sistema sanitario, soberanía alimentaria
GHAZVINIAN, JOHN (2008): Untapped: The Scramble for Africa’s Oil

GHAZVINIAN, JOHN (2008): Untapped: The Scramble for Africa’s Oil

Although Africa has long been known to be rich in oil, extracting it hadn’t seemed worth the effort and risk until recently. But with the price of Middle Eastern crude oil skyrocketing and advancing technology making reserves easier to tap, the region has become the scene of a competition between major powers that recalls the nineteenth-century scramble for colonization there. But what does this giddy new oil boom mean—for America, for the world, for Africans themselves?

John Ghazvinian traveled through twelve African countries—from Sudan to Congo to Angola—talking to warlords, industry executives, bandits, activists, priests, missionaries, oil-rig workers, scientists, and ordinary people whose lives have been transformed—not necessarily for the better—by the riches beneath their feet. The result is a high-octane narrative that reveals the challenges, obstacles, reasons for despair, and reasons for hope emerging from the world’s newest energy hot spot.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2008, áfrica, colonialismo, english, extractivismo, imperialismo, petróleo, política, recursos
ORLOV, DMITRY (2008): Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects

ORLOV, DMITRY (2008): Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects

In the waning days of the American empire, we find ourselves mired in crises, with multiple foreign-policy messes and our economy in steep decline. These trends mirror the experience of the Soviet Union in the early 1980s. Reinventing Collapse examines the circumstances of the USSR’s demise and offers insights into how we might prepare for coming events here in the US: (1) Mitigation—alleviating the impact of the coming upheaval; (2) Adaptation—adjusting to the reality of changed conditions; (3) Opportunity—flourishing after the collapse.

Página del autor en la Wikipedia.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2008, colapso, consecuencias del peak oil, consecuencias económicas, consecuencias políticas, consecuencias sociales, eeuu, peak oil, previsiones, rusia, transición pospetróleo, urss