Moderately upbeat story by UK’s Jeremy Leggett about the possibility of a successfull energy transition. Nice insider information of the ‘Yes minister‘ quality of British politics. Leggett believes in technology. We would like to add that we have no choice but to believe in technological solutions. Leggett worked for big oil and is a trained geologist.
Kjell Aleklett discusses peak oil in historical perspective. Aleklett predicts that in total another 200 billion barrel will be discovered in the future. He also links the current economic crisis in Europe to the energy situation and is convinced Europa will lose 50% of the current level of oil import until 2020. Peak coal production will be ca. 2030. Scepticism regarding global warming: CO2 emission will decline as a consequence of fossil fuel depletion. Core message: time is running out!