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Stacking Up Resources on Peak Oil

re-posted from my blog -- oilshockhorrorprobe

Over the past few years I have saved numerous links to various reports and other resources on peak oil and energy depletion. When I started the blog I assembled the best of these links on the Reports and Resources page of the blog.  But it was cumbersome to add new links and the page was not kept up to date. » Read more

Only The Good Oil News

re-posted from my blog - oilshockhorrorprobe

Radio New Zealand has broadcast a news item which typifies the pathological optimism of our media when reporting New Zealand's oil supply. » Read more

Peak Oil's Economic Pain Is Trumps

Oil’s tipping point has passed, and the economic pain of a flattening supply will trump the environment as a reason to curb the use of fossil fuels, say James Murray and David King, in an article just published in the prestigious journal Nature. » Read more

Australian government tries to hide its own peak oil report

The Daily Telegraph has revealed how the Australian government has attempted to suppress its own report on peak oil. The response from the New Zealand government had been equally secretive and obfuscating. » Read more

This does not compute

re-posted from my blog - oilshockhorrorprobe

The International Energy Agency has again warned that the high oil price could strangle hopes for a global economic recovery. It also says that 90% of future growth in oil production has to come from the Mid-East, mostly from Saudi Arabia. Without a $100 billion annual investment in that region, oil prices will exceed $150 a barrel. But Saudi Arabia has just announced it is halting its $100 billion oil expansion program? This does not compute. » Read more

Election 2011 - Praying to the Growth Fairy

re-posted from my blog - oilshockhorrorprobe

I had thought that my next post would be on the surreal lack of policy from any of the political parties in the Election addressing resource depletion and their collective failure to face the reality that "economic growth" is not returning. Before I could get around to it I read this excellent post from James Henderson at "The Standard", and so I am re-posting it here.

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Election 2011 Two-facedness - Saving money good - saving fuel bad

All of the political parties agree New Zealand needs a long-term savings and investment plan . These elections there have been major policy announcements on Kiwisaver, reducing debt and the age of eligibility for National Superannuation. Saving money good. » Read more

Huge blowout in NZ oil import cost

Re-posted from my blog - oilshockhorrorprobe » Read more

New Foundation to highlight peak oil and end of growth

re-posted from my blog - oilshockhorrorprobe

When I started writing this blog over a year ago, I stated my motivation was “to probe, raise awareness, encourage informed debate, and look at community responses.” But it’s often felt like I was a lonely voice in the wilderness. How come almost no one else in New Zealand – even in the blogosphere - was commenting on peak oil and its huge economic implications for our nation? How come there was not even a nascent entity or group taking up the challenge of informing the public, and generating debate that would hopefully seep into the mainstream media? » Read more

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