Alaska Pineapples

Craig Morris writes about recent comments from Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser. Morris takes issue with a comment about Alaska pineapples. According to Kaeser, it makes as much sense to have solar in Germany as to grow pineapples in Alaska. That comment has more punch in the original German version (Ananas in Alaska) because of the … [Read more…]

Climate Change Lobbyists Outnumbered

Marc Gunther published another very interesting article at the Guardian titled “In Washington, a handful of corporations lobby against climate change”. The article documents that most lobbyists in the United States are opposing meaningful policies to accelerate the switch away from fossil fuels. Lobbyists are not without influence on American politics. Much of that influence … [Read more…]

Oil People Bubble

Karel Beckman has published an article at RenewEconomy about the strategy of oil companies under the title “Why the strategy of oil companies is doomed to failure”. It is built mostly around an interview with Adriaan Kamp, who has spent some time as a manager at Shell and is now running an energy consulting firm. … [Read more…]

Rod Adams on Phaseout Profit

Rod Adams┬ákindly replied with a couple of tweets to my latest article on Phaseout Profit. I am pleased with the opportunity to discuss why my idea might not work. He raised three points. The first: History is clear. If prices are high, more drilling in sensitive resource areas like Arctic, deep ocean, & tar sand … [Read more…]