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International Transport Forum – Day 3

May 31, 2008

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Summations, concluding remarks and thanks have been given to all and personally I can state that the e-mail I received in June last year from the OECD and the International Transport Froum have meant a great deal. It was a recognition that the research that we conduct at Uppsala University is meaningful and we are […]

International Transport Forum- Day 2

May 30, 2008

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Now we are at the high point of the forum, the discussion between political decision-makers and key people in the transport sector. Those that would like to see this can go to http://www.internationaltransportforum.org. Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the United Nations IPCC, was first on stage and delivered his expected message on global warming. Numbers […]

International Transport Forum – Day 1

May 30, 2008

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For five decades transport ministers in Europe have met to discuss and determine what is needed for an integrated transport system. Increased globalisation and international traffic has meant that it is the right time to expand the discussion on transport and, as a response to this, the decision was made to establish the International Transport […]

Exhibition for Leipzig Forum

May 27, 2008

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We are now in Leipzig and my students have worked hard to finish the exhibition. Tomorrow there will be an Open Forum for 90 minutes where we will present Peak Oil, Peak Gas, Peak Coal and Peak CO2. It will be very interesting.

Sustainable Ethanol

May 27, 2008

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What are the technical solutions for the car of the future? If one is at a seminar organised by BAFF, the Bio-Alcohol Fuel Foundation, then ethanol-powered cars are in the spotlight. Combine this with hybrid technology and one ends up on the renewables top-10 list. SAAB has developed such a car and exhibited it in […]

Ethanol as transport fuel

May 25, 2008

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This week will be dedicated to transport and the different fuels used for it. First is today’s seminar on “Sustainable Ethanol” for transport that is organised by BAFF, the Bio-Alcohol Fuel Foundation. The seminar will take place at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. The program and other information can be found at; http://www.baff.info/english/about_organisation.cfm. Then […]

“Sven Sisters” have been “Five Little Brothers”

May 24, 2008

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One upon a time there were ”the seven sisters” as the large oil companies were once called. We can identify them by the following well known names, Esso, Shell, BP, Mobil, Chevron, Gulf and Texaco (Wikipedia). After the Second World War the oil industry was dominated by these companies. Their power was so great that […]

The article in the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet

May 23, 2008

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The article by Björn Lindahl is now published. In a graph he compare our analysis with the old and new forecasts by IEA. SvD should have used the limits that we present. (The article in Swedish) (An English translation of the article by Björn Lindahl)

“Briefing: Oil” in CNN

May 22, 2008

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In my blog on May 7, Peak Oil and the media, I mentioned that a journalist from CNN had called. Matthew Knight has now written an article for CNN, “Briefing: Oil”, and in that you can read about our discussion. (Read the article on CNN homepage)

IEA scales down future production predictions

May 22, 2008

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The International Energy Agency – IEA – is in the process of changing its prognoses for oil production in 2030. The first to report this news was the Wall Street Journal and, that afternoon, Björn Lindahl from the Swedish national newspaper, Svenska Dagbladet, phoned me. He wanted my viewpoint about the IEA reducing its production […]

Oil price is now over $130 a barrel

May 21, 2008

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It’s over midnight and I’m back from Amsterdam, Turning on the computer I found that something dramatic had happen with the oil price during the hours I was flying from Amsterdam to Stockholm. Suddenly during a period when the price was on a down slope it jumped up to a level over $130 a barrel, […]

Internet

May 21, 2008

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I have been staying in the Grand Hotel Amrath in Amsterdam for a two day conference and between 4 pm yesterday till 3 pm today have the internet been down for the internet provider. I have had an evening and morning without internet and that have been quit a frustration. I must admit that I’m […]

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