Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2010«

Professor Christian Azar i TV-soffan

March 30, 2010

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(English below) För en vecka sedan var professor Christian Azar, som anses vara Sveriges ledande klimat guru, gäst i SVT:s morgonsoffa. Sedan några år tillbaka pågår det en diskussion mellan honom och mig om framtida produktion av olja, naturgas och kol. Den blev offentlig 2005 då han skrev en artikel i Dagens Nyheter. Självfallet skrev […]

Chinese Geely buys Swedish Volvo / Kinesiska Geely köper svenska Volvo

March 29, 2010

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According to an old advertising slogan, “Volvo retains its value”. One year ago it became known that Ford wanted to sell Volvo and, since then, the value of Volvo has been a topic of discussion. When Ford bought Volvo Cars in 1999 (production of trucks, busses and other heavy vehicles remained in a separate company) […]

Peak oil debate on TV on 1 April

March 24, 2010

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Three weeks ago it was decided that we will discuss Peak Oil on the TV program “Debate” on Sweden’s TV1 at 9:30 PM on Thursday 25 March. [Now delayed to 1 April.] On Thursdays they debate two topics over a period of 45 minutes. According to the information in the TV program, they will also […]

eBik

March 23, 2010

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(English below) I min blogg diskuterar jag energi ur olika aspekter. Jag brukar hålla familjen utanför bloggen, men då min dotter Kristin tillsammans med sin pojkvän nu ställer upp i en tävling med ett energibidrag, en ny ty av elektrisk cykel, måste jag naturligtvis nämna det i min blogg. Om ni tycker att det verkar […]

Sweden’s Energy Sessions – Day 2 / Sveriges Energiting 2010 – dag 2

March 23, 2010

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It is time to conclude the Energy Sessions and move on. During the second day there were a total of 43 sessions to choose between. I had been invited to make presentations in two of these sessions and one session was my own to organize. I happily gave the responsibility of representing our research group, […]

Hur klarar vi en värld med 9 miljarder människor? (3)

March 18, 2010

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Seminariet på svenska finns nu att se på SVT Play och det kommer att finnas tillgänglig under ett år. Del 1, (mitt bidrag 50 minuter in) http://svtplay.se/v/1929488/befolkningstillvaxt_och_miljopaverkan_del_1 Välkomstord, Gunnar Öquist, Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien Jan Olof Snihs, Riskkollegiet Livet som ges och görs, Ärkebiskop Anders Wejryd, Svenska Kyrkan Den globala välfärdsekvationen, Professor Kjell Aleklett, Uppsala universitet (50 […]

Sweden’s “Energy Sessions” (Energitinget) 2010 – day 1

March 18, 2010

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(Swedish below) Every year the Swedish Energy Authority arranges “Energy Sessions” (Energitinget) where the partners representing different aspects of energy research and end use gather for two days. In recent years the event has been held at the Stockholm International Fairs in Älvsjö. According to the Energy Authority’s website 2300 people attended this year’s event […]

Presentation at the Forum Cities 2010 in Fuenlabrada, Spain

March 16, 2010

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The organizers have now posted the presentation on the homepage of the Forum, http://www.forodelasciudades.com/multimedia12.html. The slides to the presentation can be downloaded at http://www.tsl.uu.se/uhdsg/Personal/Kjell/20100312_Madrid.pdf. Before listen to the presentation I recommend that you download the slides and then change slide at a proper time.

BP strengthens deep water production and gains foothold in Brazil

March 15, 2010

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When Sven-Göran Eriksson, Sweden’s legendary football coach, became manager of England’s national team (the English people’s crown jewel) murmurs of surprise spread though England. How could they give this important responsibility to a Swedish trainer? Sven-Göran did that which, in 2001, was regarded as impossible – namely to take the English national team to the […]

Hur klarar vi en värld med 9 miljarder människor? (2)

March 14, 2010

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(English below) Det var i augusti 2009 som Jan-Olof, Rune, Åke och jag träffades första gången för att diskutera ett seminarium om befolkningstillväxten och under hösten växte programmet fram. Det blev ett samarbete mellan Riskkollegiet, SLU och Uppsala universitet. (Se tidigare blogg) Vi använde våra kontakter och till sist blev det ett seminarium i Kungliga […]

Forum Cities 2010, Fuenlabrada

March 13, 2010

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(Swedish below) [The organizers have now posted the presentation on the homepage of the Forum, http://www.forodelasciudades.com/multimedia12.html. The slides to the presentation can be downloaded at http://www.tsl.uu.se/uhdsg/Personal/Kjell/20100312_Madrid.pdf. Before listen to the presentation I recommend that you download the slides and then change slide at a proper time.] In early November 2009 I received an invitation from […]

“The Failure in Copenhagen”

March 11, 2010

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(Translation of the blog in Swedish) On 15 November 2009 in the “Focus” column [of the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet] I advanced the opinion that the climate negotiations in Copenhagen would fail (Read my blog). The reason was that they would not consider all the elements in “the global welfare equation”. They had forgotten about food […]

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