Green Options - Organic living, eco product reviews, tips for going green and more Why Oil Prices Might Never Recover Submitted by Arthur Berman via OilPrice.com, Two years into the global oil-price collapse, it seems unlikely that prices will return to sustained levels above $70 per barrel any time soon or perhaps, ever. That is because the global economy is exhausted. Oil has been re-valued to affordable levels based on the real value of money. Meanwhile, a global uprising is unfolding. The U.K. vote to exit the European Union is part of it. The uprising seems to be about immigration and borders but it’s really about hard times in a failing global economy. Energy Is The Economy Energy is the economy. The oil-price collapse that began in July 2014 followed the longest period of unaffordable oil prices in history. (Click to enlarge) Figure 1. That was more than 3.5 times longer than the period from September 2007 through September 2008 just before the financial collapse. There is nothing magic about $90 per barrel but major economic dislocations have occurred following periods above that level. Figure 2.
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World Oil 2018-2050: World Energy Annual Report (Part 2) » Peak Oil Barrel Department of Economics, University of Utah E-mail: email@example.com July 2018 This is Part 2 of the World Energy Annual Report in 2018. This part of the Annual Report provides updated analysis of world oil production and consumption, evaluates the future prospect of world oil supply and considers the implications of peak oil production for global economic growth. (See Figure 18 near end of paper) American geologist M. This report uses Hubbert linearization to evaluate a region’s ultimately recoverable oil resources where a Hubbert linear trend can be meaningfully established, .that is, where a clear downward trend of the annual production to cumulative production ratios can be identified and has been established for at least several years. Figures are placed at the end of each section. Oil Consumption by Major Economies, 1990-2017 Figure 1 compares the historical world economic growth rates and the oil consumption growth rates from 1991 to 2017. The United States Saudi Arabia Iran
News From PESWiki PESWiki Blog A lot of action here presently. Most of the new stuff is going here. Featured: PES Network > News > Free Energy Blog - Latest include: They did not read the safety manual • HopeGirl on QEG, in London • German Group achieves QEG resonance • Zenith of manufacturing: Airbus A380 • Latest on QEG: Re-insulating Core • YMNEE Provides 1 MW QMoGen Photos • MORE...(index) (PESWiki; Bullet updated April 13, 2014; 0:30 GMT) Free Energy News Saturday, April 12, 2014 Featured: Solar > Conspiracy > Irony: Chinese Solar deal could start next American revolution at Bundy ranch - A heated situation in Nevada -- standoff between 140-year homesteading family rancher Cliven Bundy -- and BLM, apparently has its origin with a sweetheart $5 billion deal between Senator Harry Reed and the Chinese to put solar panels and manufacturing on the land. Friday, April 11, 2014 Thursday, April 10, 2014 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Monday, April 7, 2014 Sunday, April 6, 2014 Note
Effetto Risorse: La crescita anti-economica Da "Uneconomic growth in theory and in fact" (traduzione d Jacopo Simonetta) Prolusione di Herman E. Daly. tenutasi al Trinity College, Dublino, 26/04/1999 Ciò di cui voglio parlarvi oggi è un concetto che ritengo importante, anche se non se ne sente parlare molto. Si tratta dell’idea della crescita anti-economica. Questo pomeriggio, il testo per la mia presentazione è preso da John Ruskin: “Ciò che sembra essere ricchezza in verità potrebbe essere soltanto una dorata indicazione verso la sopravveniente rovina”. In seguito discuterò quello che potrei definire “il problema del paradigma”, anche se utilizzerò un termine economico. Quindi, se vi avrò convinti della possibilità che la crescita anti-economica abbia forse un senso in teoria, esiste la crescita anti-economica nei fatti? Parlerò degli Stati Uniti e non dell’Irlanda per la semplice ragione che non so niente dell’Irlanda, malgrado i miei antenati vengano da qui. Bene, avete avuto il vostro corso di micro-economia. Uno.
Take Three Bites at the Customer Value Cherry As I suggested in a recent post on What Private Equity Teaches Us About CRM in a Recession, organisations who want to survive the recession will have to focus on the bigger value equation. Not just on the customer experience, not just on loyalty, not just on profit, but on mutual value creation for customers and shareholders. Part of understanding the bigger value creation is in knowing which of your customers are the most valuable and which have the greatest growth potential. That way you can focus your resources on those customers who bring the greatest returns. The value of customers is measured by calculating customer lifetime value. Customer Transaction Value – This is what we have always measured as customer lifetime value. Many companies routinely calculate their customers’ transaction value. What do you think? Post a comment or email me at graham)dot)hill(at)web(dot)de and get the conversation going. Graham Hill Independent CRM Consultant Interim CRM Consultant Further Reading:
What might a smart paradigm include? Dr. Williams wrote her dissertation on “The role of social paradigm in human perception and response to environmental change.“ She is the director of UAA’s Office of Sustainability. Her previous post on this topic appears here: If not a stupid paradigm, then, as previously described, what might a smart paradigm include? Many people who live in societies that embrace the western industrial dominant social paradigm don’t subscribe to that paradigm in whole or in part. Because this paradigm shapes the way most people think about how the world works and even shapes our living space (for example, with an emphasis on roads and driving) it won’t be easy to change. There are many different paradigms to choose to live by. The water temples range from mountains to seacoast and were the Balians’ solution to the problems of sharing common resources (in this case, land and water) described by Garrett Hardin in Tragedy of the Commons.
“La democrazia non esiste, siamo schiavi del denaro, abbiamo bisogno di naufragare nel sogno”: Gianluca Barbera dialoga con Alessandro Pertosa, stratega della sovversione poetica - Pangea Alessandro Pertosa, classe 1980, marchigiano, è uno che non le manda a dire. Il suo pensiero si muove tra teorie sovversive e altre più stabilizzanti. Crede nella poesia e nell’utopia più che nella ragione. È eterodosso rispetto a qualsiasi ortodossia. Crede che un uomo sia i suoi sogni e il tempo di cui dispone per realizzarli. Crede in un certo tipo di “decrescita felice” che però confligge con quello degli oltranzisti della decrescita. Lo abbiamo intervistato. Cominciamo da uno dei temi che più ti stanno a cuore: il lavoro. Il lavoro umano va progressivamente contraendosi. Hai spesso tessuto l’elogio dell’ozio? Quando parlo di ozio lo intendo come il tempo della riflessione, dello spirito. E il denaro? Sin da bambino ho un pessimo rapporto col denaro. Tu sei, come recita un tuo libro, per una “decrescita felice, selettiva e governata”. Sono un teorico sui generis della decrescita. Hai assunto un atteggiamento critico verso il darwinismo. Cosa ne pensi del governo Renzi-Gentiloni? Sì.