Category Archives: Energy

Getting to Zero Emissions

A short review of Bill Gates’ How to Avoid a Climate Disaster When someone famous for their achievements in one field of human endeavour offers opinions on some unrelated topic, it is wise to treat their views with a degree … Continue reading

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Energy and Environment in China

Arthur Kroeber’s book on China’s economy includes an excellent section on energy but a rather selective account of its environmental issues. Arthur Kroeber’s book China’s Economy in Oxford University Press’s What Everyone Needs to Know series (1) deserves a wide … Continue reading

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Signal and Noise in the Oil Market

Conventional wisdom has been that cost of finding and extracting oil is on a secular rising trend.  Given the current low price of oil, is that still credible? A famous saying attributed to Keynes was his challenge to a critic: … Continue reading

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Progress with Carbon Capture and Storage

The recent launch of a large-scale power station retro-fitted with carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an important step forward in addressing climate change.  It is no criticism to add that many issues surrounding CCS remain to be resolved. The … Continue reading

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