April 27, 2009
The Energy Efficiency Global Forum & Exposition is taking place this week in Paris, France. Is anybody at the meeting? If so, I would LOVE to have a guest blog post from you about what you’ve seen/heard and what thoughts and discussions may have transpired there. Please leave a comment or contact me so we can get you on here! You can make your post(s) as short or as long as you like. Well, not too long…. but, you know.
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April 27, 2009
In the article, ecologists Charles A. S. Hall and John W. Day, Jr., worry that attention to peak oil and resource limitation faded after the energy crisis of the 1970’s. “Those who advocated for resource constraints were essentially discredited and even humiliated,” they write. What’s more, “there is a common perception, even among knowledgeable environmental scientists, that the limits-to-growth model was a colossal failure…”
April 20, 2009
To gain some persepctive on the energy crisis, we’ve compiled a few statistics and graphs. I’d love to see some discussion and comments here… And if there are data you’d like to see represented in this overview, please contact us with a reference or use the comment form on this blog. (Comments aren’t visible from the front page of the blog, but if you click on the headline of a particular post, that view will allow you to comment.)
I’ll update the version of this presentation on the home page as needed, based on what comes up here…
But it hasn’t happened yet. That’s why we need Sigma Xi’s science and engineering experts to contribute their expertise toward the massive task of solving the energy problem. This is your space to think about solutions, comment on energy news and developments, and contribute your perspective. Please explore the site and be generous with your ideas.
1. BP, Statistical Review of World Energy, 2008
2. U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Outlook, 2008
3. U.S. Census Bureau
4. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD Factbook 2009: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics
5. United Nations, World Energy Assessment, 2004
6. International Energy Agency, World Energy Outlook, 2008
7. Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas, Newsletter ,June, 2008
8. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Fourth Assessment Report, 2007, Working Group III, Chapter 1, p 103
9. The Potentials of Renewable Energy, 2004
10. Rich Countries’ Invisible Emissions, 2009
April 17, 2009
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