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Six energy facts from BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2015

Six Energy facts as highlighted by BP…. Last week I looked at some of the facts BP seemed less keen to draw attention to. 1) Thanks to shale oil USA becomes largest oil producer questioning peak oil theory.  What I … Continue reading

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oil and gas reserves show signs of peaking

Oil and gas reserves show signs of peaking.  These are two of the first facts I noticed in the latest BP Statistical Review of World Energy (one of the big two energy data events of the year).  In this post … Continue reading

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Going fossil free (in 100 years)

The G7 have committed to going fossil free at the latest G7 conference (in 100 years).  Opinions are divided on whether the G7 is any longer a good idea and also whether the fossil free pledge is good idea.  I … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- Saudi oil

The New York times has discovered something very interesting this week about Saudi oil and global energy prices.  One of the big mysteries about the current low oil price is why the Saudis keep pumping the stuff.  After all they … Continue reading

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Wellcome divestment

The Guardian as part of its divestment campaign published a series of letters from readers as the Wellcome Trust calling for it to divest from holdings in fossil fuels.   I had a look and wondered what I would say…   … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – energy outlook 2035

BP produces two important energy documents a year, the “Statistical Review of World Energy” and the “Energy outlook”.  The energy outlook has just been published looking forward to 2035.  This post will pick out some of the most salient points … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – energy costs

What goes up comes down more slowly, at least it does when its related to energy costs.  As the oil price has plunged a variety of different sectors have how can I put it, been slow to pass on the … Continue reading

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Lime part 2 – lime mortar

Of all the different types of lime I have worked with, lime mortar has been the easiest to work with and most satisfying.  Lime mortar should be used to point all stone walls.  Whether it is or not is moot … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – falling oil prices

Who would believe it but falling oil prices are as a big a crisis as high oil prices!  In 2008 the UK government hosted an international crisis meeting in London on the oil price (then at an all time high).  … Continue reading

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Zero growth- are we in a new era?

Are we entering a new era of zero growth with another global crash and slump?  Yesterday David Cameron just back from the G20 summit warned of another global crash.  Whilst this maybe domestic politicking there is some evidence to suggest … Continue reading

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