Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2011«

ABC Catalyst’s “The Oil Crunch” and commentary resulting from it

April 30, 2011


The ABC Catalyst program is very popular in Australia and is also influential. The Sydney Morning Herald is the largest broadsheet newspaper in Australia and they followed up with a story Peak oil: it’s closer than you think. This is the opening statement: “Peak oil is forcing its way to the top of the agenda […]

Oil Crunch – Catalyst, ABC TV

April 29, 2011


Finally the day has come when the Catalyst science programme on the Australian TV-channel ABC has broadcast its 12 minute long “Oil Crunch” segment on peak oil. The parts in which I am involved were filmed in Australia last November. One month before that I received an email from Jonica Newby of Catalyst telling me […]

9th Annual ASPO conference – day 1

April 28, 2011


I am now in Brussels and have just completed the first day of this year’s ASPO conference that is the 9th in the series that began in Uppsala in 2002. The fact that we are in Brussels, the centre for political life in the European Union, has motivated us to choose the theme, “European Energy […]

Streaplers och det nya succébandet Mac San

April 25, 2011


(English below) I kväll såg jag TV-programmet Streaplers och evigheten, ett program om dansbandet från Kungälv som varit ute och spelat dansmusik i 50 år. Jag insåg då att jag kunde haft en annan karriär. Då jag var 18 år spelade jag gitarr och basade för ett dansband som vi kallade för Mac San. Jag […]

We must adapt to Peak Oil / Vi måste anpassa oss till Peak Oil

April 23, 2011


Svenska Dagbladet Brännpunkt har nu publicerat mitt inlägg med rubriken “Vi måste anpassa oss till Peak Oil“. (English) We must adapt to Peak Oil Already a decade ago there were early signs that oil production was reaching its maximum. The future will see dramatically less oil and we must adapt to this significantly faster that […]

Carl-Henrik Svanberg – the black, dying swan / Carl-Henrik Svanberg – den svarte döende svanen

April 21, 2011


The majority of BP’s shareholders have decided to continue to support Carl-Henrik Svanberg as chairperson of BP. They have done this close to the anniversary of the terrible oil catastrophe involving the Deep Water Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico. In association with this the business section of the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet has […]

Sustainability day 2011

April 15, 2011


For the third week in a row I have been invited to Stockholm to participate in a special event. This time it was the group Industry Environmental Heads and the newspaper Environment News that invited me to Sustainability Day 2011. My roll was to participate in a panel that would discuss “Challenges for Swedish Industry”. […]

Rossi energy catalyst – a big hoax or new physics?

April 11, 2011


(This is a translation of my blog in Swedish) As a professor in physics I have been asked to comment on what “Ny Teknik” (a weekly newspaper on technology in Sweden) called “Rossi’s energy catalyst” and it will be a pleasure to do so because I will have to revisit my skills from the time […]

Oil discovery in Norway / Oljefynd i Norge

April 11, 2011


On April 1st the Norwegian Oil Directorate announced that Statoil had made a large discovery in the Barents Sea north of Snövit. They stated that the field’s size was thought to be between 25 to 40 million cubic metres of oil. Converted to barrels this is between 160 to 250 million barrels. The minimum size […]

Rossis energikatalysator – en stor bluff eller helt ny fysik?

April 8, 2011


Man har uppmanat mig att kommentera det som i Ny Teknik kallas för Rossis energikatalysator och det skall bli ett nöje att göra det eftersom jag måste plocka fram mina kunskaper från den tid då jag forskade på olika kärnreaktioner. Det kommer att bli en ganska detaljerad genomgång. Först vill jag nämna att professor Sven […]

Global energiförsörjning och framtidens samhällsbyggande

April 8, 2011


Veckans publika händelse blev “Trenddagen” som arrangerades av Svensk Byggtjänst. Att vara med på olika konferenser och seminarier ger mig möjlighet att få lyssna till många intressanta föredrag och då jag faktiskt en gång i min ungdom hade tänkt bli arkitekt var det extra intressant att få lyssna till professor Örjan Wikforss, som pratade om […]

Stockholm after Peak Oil / Stockholm efter Peak Oil

April 4, 2011


Last Thursday (31 March) I was invited to participate in a symposium on “Stockholm after Peak Oil”. The organisers were the Green Party in Stockholm and the magazine “Power”. My presentation at the symposium can now be seen on YouTube in three parts. The presentation (in Swedish) begins approximately 3 minutes into Part 1. I […]