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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 4, 2010 with 36 responses

Book Review: The Impending World Energy Mess

I actually had low expectations for The Impending World Energy Mess by Robert L. Hirsch, Roger H. Bezdek, and Robert M. Wendling. Not because I thought Robert Hirsch and company would put out a sub-par book, but rather I have read so many peak oil books that I expected I would be covering entirely familiar ground. I was quite pleasantly surprised. The first few sections of the book were indeed very basic for those who are familiar with resource depletion (e.g., what oil is, what peak oil is). Much of the material just reinforces what people familiar with peak oil already know. But it puts all the information together in one place, and it does so in a concise fashion…. Continue»

By Robert Rapier on Jul 27, 2008 with no responses

Experts Split on Peak Oil

Note: I am traveling to Seattle on Monday, returning Wednesday. No updates during that time, and responses to e-mails will be delayed. Per a story in today’s Austin American Statesman: Is oil at its peak? Experts split A sampling of the opinions cited: ‘As much as you’re uncomfortable with today’s oil prices, these are going to be the good old days. We’re talking about pain here that is unimaginable. There’s no question in my mind that we’re likely to see oil production go into decline somewhere between 2010 and 2012.’ Robert Hirsch, oil expert and author of the Hirsch Report ‘For the past three years, global oil production has remained constant at roughly 85 million barrels per day. OPEC production… Continue»