Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2010«

Peak Oil and ABC News in Australia

April 29, 2010

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One month ago I was contacted by Jeff Waters from ABC News in Australia and this week some of my comments were aired when the news program “PM” made a report titled, “Infrastructure adviser warns of peak oil”. My translator in Australia Michael Lardelli considers that this is one of the most influential news programs […]

Deep Water Horizon – a nightmare for Carl-Henric Svanberg / Deep Water Horizon – en mardröm för Carl-Henric Svanberg

April 29, 2010

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When Carl-Henric Svanberg became chairman of BP the first journey he took in his new job was a visit to the oil platform Thunder Horse in the Gulf of Mexico. A childhood dream had been fulfilled. (See the blog on Carl-Henric Svanberg) That childhood dream has now morphed into a nightmare after the explosion of […]

Hälsinglands framtidsvecka 2

April 28, 2010

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Söderhamn är en stad längs Norrlandskustens södra del och det var år 1620 som Gustaf II Adolf grundade staden. Liksom så många andra trähusstäder längs kusten har man drabbats av flera storbränder och den största var år 1876. Men redan 1860 hade man en stor brand och det var efter den branden som det magnifika […]

Hälsinglands framtidsvecka 1

April 26, 2010

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(English will come) För två år sedan då min blogg bara var två dagar gammal åkte jag tåg till Hälsingland för att hålla föredrag och ”Dra ända in i Hälsingland” blev rubriken på mitt inlägg. Nu är jag på nytt på väg till landskapet norr om Uppland. Den här veckan är Hälsinglands framtidsvecka och syftet […]

The aviation crisis and future forms of transport / Flygkrisen och framtida transporter

April 20, 2010

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A common question at the moment is, “Do you know someone who is affected by the ash from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano? For me the answer is yes since I now should have been in Barcelona to participate in a large European energy conference. We should have flown out Monday and for a long time it […]

Aviation halt – good for the environment? / Flygstopp – bra för miljön?

April 16, 2010

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As well as its news reports on TV, Channel SVT has news on its website. At lunchtime Johan Wickén rang and wanted to discuss what I thought about the aviation stoppage from the viewpoint of our research on global energy systems. You can read the article on SVT’s website [in Swedish] but I have also […]

The Colosseum and Energy Flows

April 12, 2010

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For the past few days I have been in Rome and a visit to the Colosseum is a must when one is there. That arena was opened 80 years after Christ was born by the emperor Titus with an event lasting 100 days. They estimate that over 900 animals and people were killed in the […]

Colosseum och energiflöden

April 9, 2010

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(English will come) Har varit i Rom några dagar och att besöka Colosseum är ett måste då man är i Rom. Arenan invigdes år 80 efter Kristus av kejsar Titus med ett skådespel som varade i 100 dagar, och man beräknar att det var 900 djur och människor som dödades i arenan under de 100 […]

Carbon dioxide-free electricity – Sweden’s future export / Koldioxidfri el – Sveriges framtida exportvara.

April 7, 2010

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(Swedish below) Most people should already know that Iceland as a nation has lived beyond its means. To cope they have been forced to borrow money and they are, among other things, £3.48 billion (US$4.9 billion) in debt to the United Kingdom and Holland. The question is how Iceland can repay its debt. One week […]

Olympic gold medalist Björn Ferry our new Peak Oil ambassador / OS-guldmedaljör Björn Ferry ny Peak Oil ambassadör

April 3, 2010

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(English below) Ett av inslagen i nyhetsmorgon, TV4, på påskafton var ett besök hemma hos Sveriges OS-guldmedaljör i skidskytte Björn Ferry och hans fru Heidi Andersson, som är världsmästare i armbrytning. De bor i Storuman långt upp i norra Sverige. Under diskussionen med Lasse Bengtsson berättade Heidi att Björn förutom att vara mycket humoristisk också […]

A day with SVT Debatt / En dag med SVT Debatt

April 1, 2010

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(Swedish below) The debate on Peak Oil that was planned for 25 March was postponed to 1 April. However, 1 April is also Maundy Thursday and the day before the Easter break so transport opportunities from Gothenburg to Stockholm that evening or the next day were limited. The debate program was therefore recorded earlier in […]

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