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By Robert Rapier on Jan 2, 2012 with 52 responses

Soliciting Reader Feedback for Power Plays

Most regular readers are aware that I am writing a book. The title of the book is Power Plays: Energy Options in the Age of Peak Oil. While I have contributed several chapters to books in the past, this is my first full book, and I only recently learned that the publication process goes much faster than I had imagined. I signed the book contract in August 2011, and we were targeting completion of the book by year-end 2011. My assumption was that it would probably take months to get final edits, artwork, etc. completed and that it might go on sale during the second half of 2012. But, I wouldn’t have been surprised to learn that it wouldn’t be… Continue»

By Robert Rapier on Dec 14, 2011 with 10 responses

R-Squared Energy TV: Episode 5 – Cleantech, Oil Industry, Energy Careers

This week’s episode of R-Squared Energy TV answers the following viewer questions: Do you have any comments on Matthew Nordan’s recent 4-part response to Peter Thiel’s comments on cleantech VC as a failure? Do you retain any oil industry ties that your readers/viewers might like disclosed? What books do you recommend that choose a more positive outlook on our future, and are actual realistic predictions? Do you see a future in petroleum engineering, as most think it will be a doomed profession within the next twenty to thirty years? If I choose to become more involved in other energy solutions what would you recommend studying? Readers who have specific questions can send them to ask [at] consumerenergyreport [dot] com or… Continue»

By Robert Rapier on Dec 7, 2011 with 24 responses

R-Squared Energy TV: Episode 4 – Energy Efficiency & Suggested Reading Material

This week’s episode of R-Squared Energy TV answers the following viewer questions: Which industry sectors could gain significantly from a drive for energy efficiency? What are some books that you recommend on the energy industry? In this episode I will discuss the industry that I believe is most susceptible to being damaged by high oil prices, and I will go through the stack of books behind me in the video. Readers who have specific questions can send them to ask [at] consumerenergyreport [dot] com or leave the question after this post (at the original source). Consider subscribing to our YouTube channel where you’ll be able to view past and future videos. Link to Original Article: R-Squared Energy TV: Episode 4… Continue»