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
Kurtenbach, Christian; Ramos, Pedro; Kunc, Martin (2010): The Influence of UK Energy Security and Peak Oil as Drivers Impacting on WCC Services and Activities

Kurtenbach, Christian; Ramos, Pedro; Kunc, Martin (2010): The Influence of UK Energy Security and Peak Oil as Drivers Impacting on WCC Services and Activities

Warwick Business School, MSc Business Analytics and Consulting – October 2010.

This study analyses the influence of UK Energy Security and Peak Oil as drivers
impacting on Warwickshire County Council (WCC) activities. The questions addressed by the study are what UK Energy Security and Peak Oil are all about, why they matter, how they impact on WCC, and what the authority’s next steps should be.

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Our results show that WCC Services are affected by these threats through increased costs, changes in demand, impacts on staff, and possibly shortages. Some areas are more severely affected than others and the nature of the impact varies, but all of the areas analysed are exposed to these risks in some way.

Disponible en http://btckstorage.blob.core.windows.net/site369/WBS%20Final%20Rpt%20Influence%20of%20Energy%20Security%20Peak%20Oil%20on%20WarwickshireCC%20Services%2005Oct10%20with%20Caveat.pdf


Genero: Informes y estudios
Subjects: alimentación, ayuntamientos, bomberos, cadenas de suministro, consecuencias del peak oil, construcción, demanda energética, desabastecimientos, familias, gobiernos locales, jóvenes, niños, peak oil, precios del petróleo, preparación ante el peak oil, reino unido, riesgos, seguridad energética, servicios municipales, transporte, Warwick Business School, Warwickshire County Council
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
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
FROGGATT, ANTONY; LAHN, GLADA (2010): Sustainable energy security: strategic risks and opportunities for business

FROGGATT, ANTONY; LAHN, GLADA (2010): Sustainable energy security: strategic risks and opportunities for business

Lloyd’s 360º Risk Insight. URL: http://www.lloyds.com/News-and-Insight/News-and-Features/360-News/Emerging-Risk-360/~/media/Lloyds/Reports/360/360%20Energy%20Security/7238_Lloyds_360_Energy_Pages.pdf


Genero: Informes y estudios
Subjects: 2010, Chatam House, economía, english, Lloyd's, negocio, oportunidades, riesgo, riesgos estratégicos, seguridad energética, sostenibilidad