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Oil Drops Below $40 a Barrel

Shocking as it sounds given the meteoric rise of the past few years, oil prices are back to where they were more than four years ago. This puts that back down below the price at…

Why Crude Oil is Too Cheap

Michael Meacher, Labour MP for Oldham West and Royton, and former UK environment minister 1997-2003, in an article for the Guardian newspaper, warns of the dangers of cheap crude oil. Now that the price of…

Alarm Sounded on Peak Oil by UK Industry…

A group of serious, respectable organisations, had just published a serious and respectable report, in a serious and respectable venue stating: The effects of peak oil will be felt in the next five years. The…

New Oil and Gas Technology

Improved technology is one factor that might make future oil and gas production better than the bleak future that most of us are foreseeing today. It might even reduce costs, so that more oil and…

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The Energy Scene in India

As I traveled through India on a recent business trip, the topic of energy was constantly on my mind (as it is every time I travel). I found out some interesting things about jatropha, toured…

Shell Sponsoring Peak Oil Communication?

Click on the image to the right to download the .pdf of a full page "advert" which appeared in both Time and Fortune magazines over Easter. It was written by Jeremy Leggett, the prominent peak…

Converging Environmental Crises Teach-In

Ohio State University Department of Public Health is sponsoring a web-based teach-in, which they would like TOD readers to help publicize. The basic information is as follows: Converging Environmental Crises: A Teach-In on Energy, Climate…