ROBERTS, PAUL (2004): The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World

ROBERTS, PAUL (2004): The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World

Existe versión en castellano (El fin del petróleo), publicada en colección de bolsillo por Público en 2010.

Índice la edición española:

    Primera parte:

  1. Encendiendo el fuego
  2. El último petróleo fácil
  3. El futuro es brillante
  4. Energía es poder
  5. Demasiado calor
  6. En camino a ninguna parte:

  7. Dad a la gente lo que quiere
  8. El gran petróleo se inquieta
  9. Y ahora, algo completamente distinto
  10. Menos es más
  11. Hacia el cielo:

  12. Seguridad energética
  13. La mano invisible
  14. Manteniéndose en sus trece
  15. ¿Cómo llegamos hasta allí?

Petroleum is now so deeply entrenched in our economy, our politics, and our personal expectations that even modest efforts to phase it out are fought tooth and nail by the most powerful forces in the world: companies and governments that depend on oil revenues; the developing nations that see oil as the only means to industrial success; and a Western middle class that refuses to modify its energy-dependent lifestyle. But within thirty years, by even conservative estimates, we will have burned our way through most of the oil that is easily accessible. And well before then, the side effects of an oil-based society — economic volatility, geopolitical conflict, and the climate-changing impact of hydrocarbon pollution — will render fossil fuels an all but unacceptable solution. How will we break our addiction to oil? And what will we use in its place to maintain a global economy and political system that are entirely reliant on cheap, readily available energy?
Brilliantly reported from around the globe, The End of Oil brings the world situation into fresh and dramatic focus for business and general readers alike. Roberts talks to both oil optimists and oil pessimists, delves deep into the economics and politics of oil, considers the promises and pitfalls of alternatives, and shows that, although the world energy system has begun its epoch-defining transition, disruption and violent dislocation are almost assured if we do not take a more proactive stance. With the topicality and readability of Fast Food Nation and the scope and trenchant analysis of Guns, Germs, and Steel, this is a vitally important book for the new century.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2004, 2010, adicción al petróleo, arabia saudí, conflicto, diagnóstico, economía, english, español, geopolítica, petróleo, política, seguridad energética
LEGGETT, JEREMY K. (2005): The Empty Tank: Oil, Gas, Hot Air, and the Coming Global Financial Catastrophe

LEGGETT, JEREMY K. (2005): The Empty Tank: Oil, Gas, Hot Air, and the Coming Global Financial Catastrophe

The inhabitants on planet earth are about to be caught between the twin hammers of peak oil and global warming, with coming global turmoil being the result. Leggett outlines the corporate/government cover-up that masks the problem, details the true status of our oil reserves, and proposes a new Manhattan Project for energy that can save us.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2005, colapso financiero, consecuencias económicas, desinformación, diagnóstico, economía, energía, english, ocultación, peak oil, propuestas
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
RUPPERT, MICHAEL C. (2004): Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil

RUPPERT, MICHAEL C. (2004): Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil

Michael Ruppert makes a compelling case that peak oil is the beginning of the end for our industrial civilization and is driving the elites of American power to implement unthinkably draconian measures of repression, warfare, and population control. Though the fuse to Ruppert’s argument is peak oil, the dynamite is the assertion (and wealth of evidence) that the war in Iraq—and even the attacks of 9/11—have been orchestrated by the neocon power players in the US to maintain access to the one thing that ensures their continued political control and wealth—oil. Though overly detailed at times, this is a powerful book, and it will forever change your view of «how things really work.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 11 de septiembre, 2004, colapso de la civilización, conspiración, diagnóstico, economía, eeuu, élites, english, guerra, irak, peak oil, represión
BLACK, EDWIN (2007): Internal Combustion: How Corporations and Governments Addicted the World to Oil and Derailed the Alternatives

BLACK, EDWIN (2007): Internal Combustion: How Corporations and Governments Addicted the World to Oil and Derailed the Alternatives

Internal Combustion is the compelling tale of corruption and manipulation that subjected the United States and the world to an oil addiction that could have been avoided, that was never necessary, and that could be ended not in ten years, not in five years, but today.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2007, adicción al petróleo, carteles, coche eléctrico, dependencia energética, diagnóstico, economía, eeuu, energías alternativas, english, lobbies, movilidad, política, propuestas
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
WORTH, KENNETH D. (2010): Peak Oil and the Second Great Depression (2010-2030): A Survival Guide for Investors and Savers After Peak Oil

WORTH, KENNETH D. (2010): Peak Oil and the Second Great Depression (2010-2030): A Survival Guide for Investors and Savers After Peak Oil

The author argues that the policy response to the economic difficulties will be to create a general rise in the price level to reduce the burden of the existing debt on households, businesses and governmental entities. As prices, and especially wages, rise, domestic spending will recover and unemployment will be reduced, although this process could take several decades.

Very significant inflation will likely be necessary to prevent an even more severe drop in employment and output in the economy given the magnitude of the shock to the economy created by continued declines in global oil production. As of this writing in mid-2012 global production of crude oil has not surpassed the 2005-2008 levels despite sustained high prices. International and sovereign-owned oil companies have had seven years now to respond to high prices with increased exploration, drilling and production. The results have been less than encouraging, to say the least..

Dramatic changes in the economy as a result of Peak Oil will alter the approach that would optimally be taken by investors and those wishing to preserve savings. The issues of asset allocation and sector weighting are explored together with alternative investments in commodities and real estate.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2010, ahorro, consecuencias económicas, crisis económica, dinero, economía, english, guías, inflación, inversión, peak oil, previsiones, propuestas