Peak Oil: Objects in Mirror May Be Closer Than They Appear

On December 20, 2010, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi One of my favorite PowerPoint slides about the peak oil phenomenon comes from the dearly-departed Matt Simmons.  The slide depicted a mountain peak in an automobile rearview mirror, the implication being that we would only know for sure when peak oil production has been achieved after it has been achieved and […]

Drill, Baby, D’Oh!

On November 8, 2010, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Unlike many in the cleantech community, I’m not averse to increased drilling for oil in the U.S.  I recognize that we’re not going to be able to leapfrog out of the corner into which we’ve painted ourselves over the past few decades, and that we’re going to need oil, gas and coal […]

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California’s Low Carbon Diet

On December 5, 2007, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (12/5/07). When Coke and Pepsi were in the middle of their diet wars, California was an early battle ground. It is a state which tends to do much in excess, including drinking colas. In fact, only a handful of countries spend more money on beverages. Parties of happy and surprisingly fit youth […]

Triple-Digit Oil Prices Ahead?

On October 8, 2007, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Last week, as reported on Yahoo!, the chief economist of the investment bank CIBC went on record that “We’re in a world of triple digit oil prices for the foreseeable future,” beginning by the end of 2008. Increasingly, I’ve been hearing through the grapevine prognostications of $100/barrel oil. I put a […]