Archiv ‘Energie’

Sonntag, 13. März 2011

Gesucht: 6 Millionen Barrel Erdöl. Täglich.

It was far from clear where the world was going to find another two million barrels a day of new supply to meet another year of demand growth. That would be in addition to the nearly four million barrels a day of new production that must be brought on simply to replace what is lost every year in depletion.

Quelle: Why Saudi Arabia can no longer temper oil prices – The Globe and Mail

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Montag, 16. August 2010

Peak Everything

Peak water…peak oil…peak food…peak this, peak that. After so many alarms with so few fires, many people think they can put away the fire extinguishers. Higher prices draw forth more supply…and substitutes. The limits seem to recede forever.

But the threat of disaster hasn’t disappeared; it is just retreating in good order like the Tsar’s troops…waiting for the worst possible moment to strike. There is only so much arable land. There is only so much water. There is only so much energy to move food and water.

Quelle: The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Disaster

Ich warte geduldig auf diesen Moment …

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Mittwoch, 23. Juni 2010

Die BP-Hypokrisie

In a fight between a group of zombies and a real producer, their sympathies should be with the oil man. After all, when they drive into the filling station, it’s not the Congressional Record that they pump into their fuel tanks. And when they heat their homes, it’s not tort lawyers whom they look to for fuel. Gasoline is valuable. They know it. And they know that someone has to get it. In fact, so keen is their demand for octane, and so high is the price, that the producers are lured farther and farther away from dry land. No one would drill a mile below the water for oil unless a lot of people wanted it badly. Sooner or later, one of the rigs was bound to spring a big leak.

Quelle: The Zombies and the Oil Man

Passt doch perfekt zum Comic in der neuesten Ausgabe des Economists:

Quelle: The Economist, „KAL’s Carton“, 17. Juni 2010

Transkribiert:

Obama: „Sam! You’re addicted to oil! But it’s not too late … I can help you …“

Sam: „But we cannot waste any time …“

Obama: „We must embrace alternative sources of Energy!! You can be saved if we act now!!“

Sam: „Yeah!“

Obama: „Come on, sam!! Follow me!!

Sam: „Great!! I’ll get the car!“

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Sonntag, 30. Mai 2010

Der grösste Erdölkonsument der Welt

Mr. Obama is not only America’s president. He also presides over the biggest single user of oil in the world – the US military. The pentagon uses twice as much oil as the entire nation of Ireland. It sends soldiers in oil-burning airplanes to places of no apparent importance where they drive around in oil-burning machines for no apparent reason.

Quelle: US Government to Kill Its Own Economy

Nun, ganz so sinnlos fahren die GIs nicht durch die Gegend, zufälligerweise sind diese ja sehr, sehr Nahe an den Erdölvorkommen stationiert, die die Armee zum Überleben zwingend benötigt.

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Dienstag, 18. Mai 2010

Wann dreht jemand „2015“?

The US military has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years and there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact. […]

„By 2012, surplus oil production capacity could entirely disappear, and as early as 2015, the shortfall in output could reach nearly 10 million barrels per day,“ says the report, which has a foreword by a senior commander, General James N Mattis.

Quelle: US military warns oil output may dip causing massive shortages by 2015 | Business | The Guardian

Gesamtbericht: The Joint Operating Environment 2010 (PDF, 3MB)

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Samstag, 8. Mai 2010

Die Energie-zu-Kapital-Alchemie stottert

Theoretically, oil production could continue to rise if there were enough investment. For example, one could theoretically ramp up oil sands production, plus oil shale production, and maybe even add some coal to liquid production. But to do something of this sort would require a huge amount of additional capital, and this in turn would require even more debt. Dennis Meadows of „Limits to Growth“ fame has said the limiting variable in our current predicament is capital. It looks to me as if we are at this point running up against this limit, certainly from the point of borrowing for capital. Real capital, created by net energy, has likely been declining for years.

Quelle: The Oil Drum | What connections are there between debt, oil prices, and personal income?

Genau davor habe ich momentan sehr, sehr grosse Angst.

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Donnerstag, 26. November 2009

Die BKW hat offensichtlich zu viel Reserven

Die Waadtländer Bevölkerung stimmt am 29. November über die Haltung ihres Kantons gegenüber einem neuen AKW Mühleberg ab. Wie der Regierungsrat heute im Grossen Rat informierte, mischt sich die BKW mit 500’000 Franken in die Politik des Nachbarkantons ein.

Statt endlich in Windturbinen und Solardächer zu investieren, verschleudert die BKW viel Geld für politische Propaganda.

Quelle: Medienmitteilung SP/JUSO-Fraktion vom 24. November 2009

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Mittwoch, 28. Oktober 2009

Erdöl — noch Fragen?

Thus, crude oil is a key ingredient in two of the most critical processes which make modern life possible – transportation and agriculture.

Quelle: Supply of Conventional Crude Oil is Very Close to its Peak

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Samstag, 24. Oktober 2009

Graue Energie im regionalen Salat

So sei etwa bei Kopfsalat die Jahreszeit, in der er angebaut werde, der ausschlaggebende Klimafaktor. Regionaler Salat liege dann in der Klimabilanz vorn, wenn er im Frühjahr oder Sommer angebaut werde.

Quelle: SPIEGEL ONLINE – Druckversion – Lebensmittel: Einkaufsweg für Klimaschutz wichtiger als Herkunft der Produkte – SPIEGEL ONLINE – Nachrichten – Wirtschaft

Anlässlich einer Zivilschutzübung konnte ich kürzlich mit einem Gärtnereibetreiber sprechen. Dabei kam heraus, dass er das Jahr hindurch um die 40’000 Liter Heizöl benötige, um seine Gewächshäuser im Winter warm zu halten. Zum Vergleich: Für ein Einfamilienhaus rechnet man mit einem Verbrauch von 3’000 Litern Heizöl — pro Jahr.

Kein Wunder, sind Gärtner mit Gewächshäusern eine der ersten Gruppen, die einen rasch ansteigenden Heizölpreis spüren.

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Montag, 13. Oktober 2008

Suche nach neuen Erdölvorkommen abgeblasen

Finally, the current plunge of oil prices has suddenly halted the very capital ventures in exploration and development that were hoped to increase the worldwide supply of oil.

Quelle: Clusterfuck Nation by Jim Kunstler : The Nausea Express

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