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ALBERTA OIL SANDS, BY ANY NAME … BY ANY STANDARD (PART ONE)

…. Or Some Notions, Perceptions, and Misinformation (NPMs) vs. Facts About the Alberta Oil Sands Mention “Alberta oil sands” and you would probably evoke in most hearers’ or readers’ minds a negative image, maybe even a sinister one. We may attribute … Continue reading

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Why Policy is Important to Global Energy Supply Stability

Last week, on the evening of June 9th,  at the University of Calgary Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, I attended a much-anticipated lecture of  John M. Deutch, a revered American expert on energy policy and technology. This lecture was … Continue reading

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Of “Peakists”, “Doomers”, “Survivalists”, “Alarmists”, “Deniers”, and “Cornucopians”

Writing about the use (and misuse) of labels, James Michael Iddins (Valparaiso University Graduate Studies, Valparaiso, IN) commented: “It is my suspicion that these higher order abstractions [namely, labels], which we often hear used to describe combinations of views necessarily … Continue reading

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PLENTY OF OIL: 1.4 TRILLION BARRELS, AND COUNTING

This is a sequel to a previous post on Peak Oil Revisited. Its main purpose is to examine the contrary view that the world has plenty of oil, and that the scenario of global upheaval due to rapid decline of oil … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia and Peak Oil

Recently, Wikileaks made a lot of news by making public a large number of cables and correspondence between various governments and their agencies. While most of the focus from the media has been on revelations pointing mostly to the US wars in Iraq … Continue reading

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