One thing we have learnt this week.

There is a lot of competition this week (unlike last week) for this category. I could have mentioned record renewable energy production in the UK in the second quarter… The snippet I heard on the radio 4’s today programme that over the summer petrol and diesel sales have fallen the UK, or that Germany is cutting its coal powered generation and still exporting electricity to its neighbours thanks to its dramatic increase in renewable energy production and despite its nuclear shutdown…

No, this weeks amazing fact stood out as early as last Sunday. This is that the latest album by the rock band Muse “2nd Law” is partly about peak oil. In our book we have put a section on peak oil in popular culture (we believe this is unique in peak oil books). Its a very short section but it looks like it may have to be extended a bit…

Neil

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