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The 127th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Peak Oil

October 27, 2012


“The Inter-Parliamentary Union” (IPU) has its seat in Geneva and was formed as long ago as 1889 on the initiative of the then freedom activists William Cremer of the United Kingdom and Frédéric Passy of Frankrike. They were both members of their respective nations’ parliaments and intended that conflicts would be solved by negotiation rather […]

Peeking at Peak Oil – The Tap of the Canadian Oil Sands (2)

October 24, 2012


I have now given my public lecture about current and future supply of oil globally and Canada’s role in it. I was very pleased to see some 90 persons in the audience and was honored that Deborah Buszard, the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, was present. […]

Peeking at Peak Oil – The Tap of the Canadian Oil Sands

October 21, 2012


On Tuesday I will give a presentation at UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, Canada. Currently, a number of pipelines are planned through British Columbia (BC) and the leadership of BC must agree to their construction. Many people are opposed to the projects and in my presentation I will attempt to explain why it is that […]

Sanctions slash Iranian oil exports

October 18, 2012


Some days ago we could read that the EU had placed further sanctions on Iran due to concerns that Iran’s nuclear energy programme could lead to that nation acquiring nuclear weapons. The White House has also given its support to the sanctions. Oil sales are Iran’s largest source of export income and one can now […]

Peak Oil Postponed?

October 10, 2012


(Only in Swedish – notice of a symposium titled “Peak Oil Postponed?” to be held on 7 November in Stockholm and that is now fully booked.) Den 7 november 2012 klockan 17:00 anordnar Global utmaning ett seminarium med titeln ”Peak Oil Postponed?” på Medelhavsmuseet, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm. Det är seminarium #6 i seminarieserien “Knäckfrågor för […]

Lack of sufficient gas discoveries halt Snohvit expansion plans

October 5, 2012


(From Oil and Gas Journal 2012-10-02) Norwegian producer Statoil ASA and its partners have cited lack of sufficient natural gas discoveries in the Snohvit license area in the Barents Sea as the main reason for the decision to halt any plans to expand the project. Statoil stated Oct. 2 that the partners will instead focus […]

Masdar City – a future carbon-neutral city

October 4, 2012


Sgouris Sgouridis is an associate professor at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. Masdar Institute is a completely new university that Abu Dhabi is establishing and they have great ambitions. I have had contact with Sgouris for some time and so naturally I visited Masdar when I was in Abu […]

Masdar City – en framtida koldioxidneutral stad.

October 3, 2012


(English will come) Sgouris Sgouridis är biträdande professor vid Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. Masdar Institute är ett helt nytt universitet som Abu Dhabi håller på att bygga upp och man har höga ambitioner. Jag har haft kontakt med Sgouris under en tid och det blev naturligt att besöka Masdar […]