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.
Curious Apes | Embracing chaos. Expanding Consciousness. Do You Have the Strength to Embrace Innovation in a 2.0 World? 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.
Actify ~ Wave of Action ~ 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:
Environmental Research Arctic News: Climate Plan An Effective and Comprehensive Climate Plan Given the lack of action on climate change, any regulatory action may seem welcome. Nonetheless, if we have a say in the matter, why not advocate what we believe are the best policies? Feebates typically are the most effective way to achieve the necessary shifts, and they generally are best implemented locally. Importantly, for a climate plan to be both comprehensive and effective, these different parts and each of their associated lines of action should be implemented simultaneously. Why local feebates? A carbon tax is more straight forward and effective than cap-and-trade or standards. How are local feebates best implemented? For reasons of accountability, it's best for revenues to go into a Feebate (Trust) Fund under federal authority, but as long as sufficient progress is made to combat climate change at state level, administration of feebates within a state can best be handled by the respective state. Local feebates, is that all we need?