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A new reality

February 26, 2010


Around New Year I decided to gather together all my blogs from 2008 and 2009 into a book. When I had collected everything in chronological order it amounted to 265 A4 pages. To progress the work I decided to leave my daily routine and travel to a place where I could concentrate on the book. […]

Sweden’s first Ph.D. in “Technical physics specialising in global energy resources” / Sveriges förste doktor i ”Teknisk fysik med inriktning mot globala energiresurser”

February 20, 2010


Bengt Söderbergh is now a successful Ph.D. in “Technical physics specialising in global energy resources”. It was last autumn that the technical sciences faculty committee at Uppsala University determined the study plan for this new research education discipline. That means that Bengt is the first Ph.D. in this area. The fact that he was the […]

Thesis defense on Norway’s and Russia’s future exports of natural gas to Europe

February 19, 2010


Today is an important day for my Ph.D. student Bengt Söderbergh, but it is also an important day for our research group. Four years of research will be reviewed and evaluated. The opponent is Dr Roger Bentley from Reading University in the U.K.. Dr Bentley is one of the world’s leading experts in his area. […]

We need global ‘energy miracles’

February 15, 2010


The expression, “We need global energy miracles” is taken from Bill Gate’s speech at the TED-conference in Long Beach, California. In the last month the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated 10 billion dollars for vaccines for children in developing nations. Now it appears they are changing their focus to a new area, ”Finding […]

Hur klarar vi en värld med 9 miljarder människor? / How will the world cope with 9 billion people?

February 12, 2010


(English below) Onsdagen den 10 mars 2010, kl. 09:00 – 16:30, arrangerar Uppsala universitet, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet och Riskkollegiet ett seminarium med temat ”Hur klarar vi en värld med 9 miljarder människor? Platsen blir Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien, Beijersalen, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm, och intresserade kan anmäla sig till Riskkollegiet, Antalet människor på jorden passerade 2,5 miljarder […]

”It’s the energy, stupid!”

February 11, 2010


An email from the Dag Hammarsköld Foundation in Uppsala with an invitation to attend a presentation titled, “Climate Justice after Copenhagen, or “It’s the energy, stupid!”” drew me to the university hall on Wednesday evening. The lecturer was Tadzio Müller from Berlin. I received the following information on Tadzio Müller: Tadzio Müller lives in Berlin, […]

Peak oil in Davos: Oh yes it is, oh no it isn’t.

February 3, 2010


The title above was borrowed from the Financial Times. Last week the World Economic Forum in Davos celebrated its 40th anniversary and one of the sessions addressed the world’s energy security. The chairperson for the session was Daniel Yergin, the founder of CERA (Cambridge Energy Research Associates). Before his departure to Davos the Wall Street […]

Production from Giant Gas Fields in Norway and Russia and Subsequent Implications for European Energy Security

February 1, 2010


According to tradition at Uppsala University, Ph.D. candidates should nail a copy of their completed thesis to a special notice board in the university house so that everyone has the opportunity to read it and think of questions to ask during the oral defense. Today theses are “nailed” electronically at the university library Carolina Rediviva […]

ABC interview on Peak Oil using Skype

February 1, 2010


Technology changes and provides new possibilities for the media. On 20 January 2010 Mick Jagger was interviewed on CNN’s Larry King Live program. What was interesting was that Mick Jagger sat in his home and the interview was done via Skype. Today it is my turn to try out the new technology. It was Senior […]