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Australia December 2010: “Camp Peak Oil Adelaide” – report 6

November 30, 2010


A very important part of my visit to Australia is work on a new book on peak oil. The working title of the book is “Peeking at Peak Oil”. During one month Olle Qvennerstedt (see Olle’s homepage, hompage with art), Michael Lardelli from Adelaide and I will work on the book. Our aim is to […]

Scary new best friend for politicians – Peak Oil in Australia

November 27, 2010


Publiched in Sydney Morning Herald, Weekend Business, page 16 (The same article is also published in Melbourne’s newpaper The Age (same publisher as Sydney Morning Herald), but with a different title –Emissions scenarios are based on flawed assumptions, says energy expert) PADDY MANNING November 27, 2010 HERE’S cold comfort. It would be impossible, according to […]

Australia November 2010: Back to Sydney – report 5

November 25, 2010


It is time for another report from Australia. At 4.30 AM I left Newcastle by car together with Geoff and Steve to travel back to Sydney. ABC-TV has a morning program called “Breakfast” and I was been invited to be a guest on the program at 7.30 AM. They expected me to be in the […]

Peak Coal in China

November 17, 2010


Today the Wall Street Journal published an article discussing China and “Peak Coal” (China’s Coal Crisis): “The idea of peak oil—the point at which global production reaches its maximum—has fixated the energy industry for years. Now, China is grappling with a new worry: peak coal. State-run media reported that Beijing is considering capping domestic coal […]

Australia November 2010: Coal in Hunter Valley and University of Newcastle – report 4

November 16, 2010


Professor Geoffrey Evan’s group at Newcastle University in Australia is one of the few academic research groups in the world studying global energy resources. We have just begun a collaboration with them and the first project is to study in detail Australia’s coal finds and possible future production. During my visit in Newcastle we discussed […]

Spin slips off oil production numbers – World Energy Outlook 2010 is a cry for help

November 10, 2010


Spin slips off oil production numbers World Energy Outlook 2010 is a cry for help Kjell Aleklett, Newcastle Herald, November 11, 2010 Energy is a critical strategic issue for the OECD nations so it is naïve to think that there is no political agenda when its energy watchdog, the IEA, publishes its prognoses. Bad news […]

Australia November 2010: Queensland’s Government and Brisbane Institute – report 3

November 10, 2010


The evening before we left Cairns I received a phone call from Radio Sweden and the program “The Globe”. They wanted me to comment on future extraction of oil from oil shale. Marie-Louise Kristola was a little amazed when I told her that I was in Australia but thought that I should participate in their […]

Australia November 2010: Days on the Reef and in the Rainforest – report no. 2

November 2, 2010


In northeastern Australia exists what they call the world’s oldest rainforest. The connection to oil is that over 50 percent of all the oil that has been formed comes from the Jurassic and middle Cretaceous periods of 150 and 100 million years ago respectively. In the rainforest north of Cairns are trees and plants that […]