White House Still White

President Trump has started his term a couple of days ago. And I stand corrected. A couple of my recent predictions were clearly wrong. For one, the White House has (as of now) not been repainted in black, in honor of Trump’s fossil fuel industry sponsors. I also haven’t heard any news of a fracking … [Read more…]

Great News from Exxon

They have just published an overview for their new Energy Outlook, which explains their view on the long term energy developments. The first bit of good news is that the world will only emit 10 percent more CO2 compared to today, even with a 25 percent population growth. They see emissions peaking sometime in the … [Read more…]

Added Production Argument

Last Week, my post on non-OPEC countries joining OPEC in restricting supply was republished at Cleantechnica. It got some comments there. The first one was by James Wimberly. I reproduce it here in full, but you may want to click over there, since there were a lot of replies to that comment (including one from … [Read more…]

Again, Congratulations to OPEC

This time they have achieved an agreement with non-OPEC producers which is supposed to slash another 558,000 barrels per day in oil production. That’s the first time such an agreement has been done since 2001. My comment below is a copy of the comment I made about the OPEC agreement of cutting their production by 1.2 … [Read more…]

Fossil Fuel Exit Strategy

The next American Secretary of State may be Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil. Some people don’t like that idea. There will be questions in the confirmation hearings, including from Republicans who don’t like Tillerson’s good relations with Russia, a topic of interest right now. I for one think this is an excellent choice. It … [Read more…]

Energy New Deal

The term “New Deal” usually refers to legislation under the Roosevelt administration in the United States. The idea behind that is a new deal of cards. People were not happy at the time, reasonably so, since the economic situation was unfortunate for many. So Roosevelt used the metaphor of a new deal at a card … [Read more…]