DECC (2011): The risks and impacts of a potential future decline in oil production

UK Department of Energy & Climate Change.

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A DECC report summarising the main outputs of an internal project undertaken in 2007 by then BERR officials on the issues surrounding peak oil…

Genero: Informes y estudios, Presentaciones
Subjects: 2007, 2011, consecuencias del peak oil, DECC, diagnóstico, energía, english, peak oil, política energética, políticas públicas, previsiones, reino unido

ROBERTS, SIMON (2011): Peak Oil Futures: A possible transport scenario to 2030 and its consequences, using the «4see» model

ARUP (All Party Parliamentary Group APPGOPO).

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Existe supuestamente un vídeo de la presentación, de noviembre de 2011, pero está protegido por contraseña:

Genero: Presentaciones
Subjects: APPGOPO, ARUP, consecuencias del peak oil, english, escenarios, modelo 4see, modelos, peak oil, previsiones, reino unido, transporte
HEINBERG, RICHARD (2009): Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis

HEINBERG, RICHARD (2009): Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis

Coal fuels about 50 percent of US electricity production and provides a quarter of the country’s total energy. China and India’s ferocious economic growth is based almost entirely on coal-generated electricity. Coal currently looks like a solution to many of our fast-growing energy problems. However, while coal advocates are urging full steam ahead, increasing reliance on the dirtiest of all fossil fuels has crucial implications for the global climate, energy policy, the world economy, and geopolitics.

Coal advocates argue that America has 250 years’ worth of coal. They say that although it’s disastrous stuff, coal is cheap and abundant, and so we should find a way to capture the carbon dioxide released from power plants. But what if the basic premise of that argument is wrong? What if coal isn’t as abundant as everyone thinks, and will be getting more expensive, and scarce, very soon? That’s the conclusion of a series of groundbreaking reports discussed in Blackout: Coal, Climate, and the Last Energy Crisis.

The book includes information from the National Academy of Science and the U.S. Geological Survey. Blackout goes to the heart of the tough energy questions that will dominate every sphere of public policy throughout the first half of this century, and is a must-read for planners, educators, and anyone concerned about energy consumption, peak oil and climate change.

Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2009, cambio climático, carbón, crecimiento económico, crisis energética, diagnóstico, electricidad, energía, english, geopolítica, previsiones, producción eléctrica
GREER, JOHN MICHAEL (2009): The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World

GREER, JOHN MICHAEL (2009): The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World

Página sobre el libro en el web de la editorial.

In response to the coming impact of peak oil, John Michael Greer helps us envision the transition from an industrial society to a sustainable ecotechnic world – not returning to the past, but creating a society that supports relatively advanced technology on a sustainable resource base.

Fusing human ecology and history, this book challenges assumptions held by mainstream and alternative thinkers about the evolution of human societies. Human societies, like ecosystems, evolve in complex and unpredictable ways, making it futile to try to impose rigid ideological forms on the patterns of evolutionary change. Instead, social change must explore many pathways over which we have no control. The troubling and exhilarating prospect of an open-ended future, he proposes, requires dissensus – a deliberate acceptance of radical diversity that widens the range of potential approaches to infinity.

Written in three parts, the book places the present crisis of the industrial world in its historical and ecological context in part one; part two explores the toolkit for Ecotechnic Age, and part three opens a door to the complexity of future visions.

Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2009, cambio social, crisis, english, New Society Publishers, peak oil, previsiones, propuestas, transición pospetróleo
YOUNGQUIST W. (1997): GeoDestinies: The inevitable control of Earth resources over nations and individuals

YOUNGQUIST W. (1997): GeoDestinies: The inevitable control of Earth resources over nations and individuals

The Earth’s mineral riches are distributed unevenly over the globe, and this has tremendous effects on the human condition. Different regions have achieved great power and affluence with the development of resources, from water and fertile soil to oil and high-tech metals. What will happen to these economies as the resources are depleted?

This unique volume presents and analyzes essential data on energy and mineral resources and population issues of concern to sociologists, geologists, ecologists, economists, policymakers, futurists, and political scientists.

Genero: Libros
Subjects: 1997, english, geología, geopolítica, minerales, National Book Company, población, política, previsiones, recursos naturales