21 Aug '13, 8am

Our Clean Energy Future

Our Clean Energy Future

Like most of you I was disappointed to learn that The Oil Drum will be closing its doors in the not-too-distant future. While it has been some time since I last wrote for the site, I was pleased to be allowed the opportunity to post one last article before the site goes into archive mode. There are 4 obvious avenues open for dealing with peaking conventional oil production: Find more conventional oil Exploit unconventional oil sources Become more efficient in our use of oil Switch to alternatives Over the years a lot of peak oil analysis has tended to focus on how far the first item can be pushed and what could happen once the limit is reached, with short shrift being given to the other 3 avenues (unless "powerdown" counts as "more efficient use of oil") - and even the amount of conventional oil available being somewhat underestimated (Iraq being the example I always used ...

Full article: http://www.theoildrum.com/node/10162

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