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Short the (Expensive) Horses: The numbers behind fossil fuel’s decline

For all the strengths of the incumbent thermal fossil fuel system, mainly its energy density and transportability, it is not an inherently scalable technology – and it is vulnerable to one that is. “I’ve given talks in the past where … Continue reading

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The First Law of Thermodynamics – Energy Is Becoming a Buyer’s Market

Energy cannot be created or destroyed, but can be altered from one state to another (1). Oil Supply Dwarfs Demand – Official “There is an abundance of oil: known resources today dwarf the world’s likely consumption of oil out to 2050 and … Continue reading

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Peak Demand, Relentless Supply – Paper 1, The Outside View

Paper 1 – The Outside View The energy industry is going through a major transition comprising three key events: the peaking of global fossil fuel demand as China and other growth markets plateau, the rise of new energy supply from … Continue reading

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Business-as-Usual is a Dangerous Scenario

Most Oil Demand Forecasts are far too Optimistic –  Leaving Companies Unprepared for Change For most energy companies, the drivers they use to compute energy demand are population changes and global economic development, both of which have always increased. Companies can … Continue reading

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