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2 + 2 = 4: The Energy Industry is now a battle between Technology and Ideology

“In philosophy, or religion, or ethics, or politics, two and two might make five, but when one was designing a gun or an aeroplane they had to make four.” George Orwell, 1984 Newspeak In George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984, the … Continue reading

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China’s Electric Conversion – The Energy Transition is Accelerating

China is taking a leadership role in solar and wind deployment for electricity generation: this will accelerate the global energy transition from the thermal system. By 2020 solar and wind could supply over 50% of China’s marginal electricity demand, and non-fossil fuels all … Continue reading

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Peak Investment Has Probably Already Happened

Peak Oil and Gas Investment Has Probably Already Happened – So What does that Mean? The subject of Peak Demand remains a top-level oil and gas issue. Peak Investment should be one too – especially as it’s probably already happened. The IEA … Continue reading

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The post-Megaproject Era: an end to Magical Thinking

In his major tome on Industrial Megaprojects[1] in 2011, Ed Merrow poured decades worth of empirical assessments and statistical analysis into this largely unresearched field. Merrow’s work on megaprojects is worth revisiting, as the oil industry perches over a new … Continue reading

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Boiled Frogs – Inaccurate Metaphor, Accurate Threat

The Oil Industry Has to Start Dealing Properly With Lower Oil Prices As a metaphor for a gradual threat that goes unheeded, the Boiled Frog has been around for a long time. It turns out that in actual experience, frogs … Continue reading

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