'Energy Transition' Archive

Articles of Interest - The Real Price of Gas

September 8th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Articles of Interest - The Real Price of Gas

Articles of Interest - The Real Price of Gas Gasoline externalities revealed: $5 to $15 per gallon.

Hydrogen

September 7th, 2005 / Energy Transition / Comments Off on Hydrogen

Hydrogen is an energy carrier, not a source. It is extremely abundant, but only bonded to other atoms--it must be separated before it can be used--which takes energy. So it ...

New Energy Transition Page

September 5th, 2005 / Energy Transition / 1 comment

Over the past few months, I've been compiling links and information related to the coming world energy transition. The world is waking up to the fact that it cannot continue on with business as usual. The recent oil price runup, coupled with the vulnerabities to supply disruption spotlighted by hurricane Katrina, makes this a certainty. My current interest in this phenomenon was sparked by an author with whom I very much disagree. James Howard Kunstler's "The Long Emergency" sent me on a journey of research and soul-searching. My first reaction to his book was extremely negative. But the more research I did, the more I found that the first part of his thesis is correct--namely that we are nearing the peak of world oil production. There are few analysts (aside from Daniel Yergin) who will say otherwise.

Man commutes on horse

September 5th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Man commutes on horse

Man commutes on horse Right in line with JH Kunstler.

The terawatt challenge - Richard Smalley's top 10 problems

August 29th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on The terawatt challenge - Richard Smalley's top 10 problems

The terawatt challenge - Richard Smalley's top 10 problems

WorldChanging: Winning the Great Wager

August 29th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on WorldChanging: Winning the Great Wager

WorldChanging: Winning the Great Wager Excellent summation of entire sustainability dilemma.

Montana's governor eyes coal to solve U.S. fuel costs - Yahoo! News

August 26th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Montana's governor eyes coal to solve U.S. fuel costs - Yahoo! News

Montana's governor eyes coal to solve U.S. fuel costs - Yahoo! News Great idea!

LA Weekly: News: Bush's Energy Disaster

August 26th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on LA Weekly: News: Bush's Energy Disaster

LA Weekly: News: Bush's Energy Disaster Couldn't have said it better myself.

9 States in Plan to Cut Emissions by Power Plants - New York Times

August 23rd, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on 9 States in Plan to Cut Emissions by Power Plants - New York Times

9 States in Plan to Cut Emissions by Power Plants - New York Times Finally a step in the right direction. Going to be hard to do without ...

FedEx throws switch on California hub's solar-power energy system - 2005-08-09

August 9th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on FedEx throws switch on California hub's solar-power energy system - 2005-08-09

FedEx (NYSE: FDX) activated the solar-power system Tuesday during the dedication of the hub at Oakland International Airport. The solar-power system is California's largest corporate solar-power installation and ...

Chemist Tries to Solve World's Energy Woes

August 7th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Chemist Tries to Solve World's Energy Woes

August 07,2005 | CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Daniel Nocera arrives at his office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by 7 a.m., goes home 13 hours later -- where he often ...

NEC develops organic battery for IT use | InfoWorld | News | 2005-08-04 | By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service

August 5th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on NEC develops organic battery for IT use | InfoWorld | News | 2005-08-04 | By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service

Researchers at NEC have developed a new type of rechargeable battery that is based on organic compounds and could be useful in a wide range of IT-related applications, they said ...

FT.com / Markets / Commodities - Cocktail of concerns push crude to new highs

August 5th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on FT.com / Markets / Commodities - Cocktail of concerns push crude to new highs

Crude oil futures hit another record high this week on a series of factors including the death of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, a coup in Mauritania, the death of ...

ENN: Environmental News Network Grad Student Believes Wood May Replace Oil

August 4th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on ENN: Environmental News Network Grad Student Believes Wood May Replace Oil

MOSCOW, Idaho — A University of Idaho graduate student believes the answer to the world's crude oil crisis grows on trees. Juan Andres Soria says he has developed a process ...

Institute for Lifecycle Environmental Assessment

July 27th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Institute for Lifecycle Environmental Assessment

Institute for Lifecycle Environmental Assessment Paper vs. Plastic etc.

What happens if oil output 'peaks'?

July 25th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on What happens if oil output 'peaks'?

With oil prices breaking $60 a barrel, our story last week on a new book questioning OPECs ability to keep the world supplied with crude drew a heavy response from ...

How Existing Energy Technologies Can Offset Peak Oil

July 25th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on How Existing Energy Technologies Can Offset Peak Oil

Electricity as fuel is one important solution, from nuclear power, coal, natural gas, anything that makes sense economically. One way that we can reduce our oil dependence is to begin ...

Planet Ark: US Senate Panel Begins Work on Greenhouse Gas Cuts

July 24th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Planet Ark: US Senate Panel Begins Work on Greenhouse Gas Cuts

WASHINGTON - A senior Senate Republican said on Thursday he will pursue legislation that may eventually require US industry to cut gases linked to global warming, a view sharply at ...

Will quantifying industrial symbiosis improve the world?

July 24th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Will quantifying industrial symbiosis improve the world?

Over the past decade, the notion that industries can function like biological ecosystems has gained an increasing amount of serious attention. Central to the growing discipline of industrial ecology is ...

A visit to Iceland spurs dreams of a hydrogen future

July 24th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on A visit to Iceland spurs dreams of a hydrogen future

It is incredibly moving to stand next to the pumps at the world's first commercial hydrogen filling station. (In mid-June, the "Hydrogen Puffin," a motorized tricycle, fueled up there for ...

Horse-and-Plow Farming Making a Comeback

July 24th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Horse-and-Plow Farming Making a Comeback

SISTERS, Ore. - To some, the thought of a farmer patiently working the field behind a horse and plow might evoke pangs of nostalgia for the early days of agriculture. ...

LEED building standards far better than communities

July 19th, 2005 / Energy Transition / Comments Off on LEED building standards far better than communities

The LEED building standards recently adopted by the state of Nevada will have more of an impact on energy use and the environment than all the "off-the-grid" communities that could ...

Exponential growth can make impossible tasks easy

July 18th, 2005 / Energy Transition / Comments Off on Exponential growth can make impossible tasks easy

Given the exponential nature of science and development, it is not worthwhile to evaluate the possibilities for the future based on current methods and techniques. For example: When the human genome ...

The Problem With Renewable Energy Conversion

June 7th, 2005 / Energy Transition / Comments Off on The Problem With Renewable Energy Conversion

My Story: After reading several scary and depressing books on Peak oil, such as The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler, The Party’s Over by Richard Heinberg, and Powerdown by Richard ...

New nuclear power plants are needed now

June 4th, 2005 / Energy Transition / Comments Off on New nuclear power plants are needed now

The peak of world oil production, whether it is happening this year or in the next 5-10, will require us to begin immediately thinking about replacement energy. The ultimate replacement ...