Alexander's Commentary
Change of face - change of phase
A Future?
Climate-Change – Change of Climate
Oil-Around 2013
Finally there: The Campbell’s Atlas of Oil & Gas Depletion
New time arising
Ein heisser Herbst? (A hot Autumn?)
Where is this going? – 3
Where is this going? -2
Where is this going?
Is it important?
A Moment of Truth at Passing
The Iran Hoax
The 2012 Adventure
Solstice Greetings
Taking on the future
A new beginning
Twist and Turn
Shale-gas: just a gas?
Little miracles, big wonders
Unconventional gas
To Peak or not to Peak, is that the question?
Going on ...
Time for change
Economy; What Economy?
Media Noise Windfall Profit
The Winds of Change
Signs of the future?
Reality and Hope
Best Wishes
What goes around, comes around
A throughout, integrated view
Signs of change?
P.P.P. versus Need
Working for climate-change?
Good signs
Contradicting signals
All over again? The difference between perception and reality.
The paradigm, the mind-set and reality
Two minds
Positive inclination
Different values?
The long view
Leaping to the future
New signs of hope?
A message of hope?
Some good news anywhere?
A project gone awry?
Traces of light
Driving the markets II
Driving the markets
Meeting reality
Silence for the storm?
The times are changing
The Theatre
Some Questions, no answers
Ocean carbon sinks and returns
The good news, the bad and the ugly
A President speaks the truth!
Green masks
Saving us with or from bio-fuels?
The good news
Driving the oil-price?
A new dilemma?
Kenya: a new oil-frontier?
Forecasting a trend?
Some early signs for 2008
2007; A year to remember
The good news
A bit of a shock II
Fraud alert - bogus job ads
A bit of a shock
A simple but far-reaching idea
Hype, Realism, Convergence
A touch of globality
Climate change and changing the climate
Refineries, Biofuels and internal demand
Figures, figures & figures
Pipelines, Biofuels & Reserves
Expectation, projections, contradictions.
A box of Pandora?
Changing systems
A dynamical environment
Projections and reality
Changing reality
A different reality II
A different reality
PPP: Prices, poverty and politics
A whirling 2007
The year of shifting balances
One world, two systems?
Oil and development?
The year 2065?
Mixed signals II
Mixed signals
A War on hold?
No Comment
Changing balances
Truth or Deception?
A fresh overview
Bigger picture first
National Interests vs. Shareholders Value
'The Dialogue'
Do we actually need to worry?

The 2012 Adventure

The famous 2012 year has started with great intensity and it seems as if the year is already much older than it actually is. It is going to be a very interesting year in many aspects: Will it be the end of the World? Or will it be the end of the World as we know it? A subtle but significant difference.

Will we see the first official nuclear war, against Iran, or will there be some common sense left amongst those who determine, which are not the faces that are talking. The damage done by the undeclared nuclear wars, the ones in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, will already be enough to keep the respective population suffering for the coming millennia.

And will Peak Oil hit reality or can we extend the plateau for another few years, before we discover that all the talk about eternal growth and the glowing demand-figures cannot cover the coming reality and hard choices?

Or will it all come very different and will the economic downturn be so harsh that there will be an oil-glut and prices would be falling, would it not be for the production-capacity that is being taken off-line by the ever moving on terrorist-groupings and their 'responder'?

With the current destabilizing campaigns in and against the various producer-countries, we may find that production may actually fall the coming years, thus keeping up the prices even in the face of a strongly reduced demand as a result of the bursting economic (debt-) bubbles. The profits need to be kept up.

In doing the final editing of the 'Campbell's Atlas of Oil & Gas Depletion' a daunting picture is revealing itself, of country after country that has its endowments depleted and its production going down, the cumulative effect of which will appear in the coming years, in which we will discover that depletion is a predicament, not just a problem for which there is a solution.

All the talk about renewable energy cannot cover up the fact that most of the energy of this world is still generated by coal and oil and gas and that these are finite resources and that we already may have used up most of it. This means we need to start to think differently about development, about what the needs of people really are, and about how we can start to organise our society so it might need less energy.

Amongst the small rays of light and hope for the future, there is the renewed interest for the 'free energy' generators that work on the basis of the science developed by Nikolas Tesla, who was able to generate almost limitless energy on the basis of very different scientific principles. After being suppressed for almost 100 years, these plans now seem to have been 're-discovered' (leaked), giving opportunity for different ways of generation and propulsion. But as it already says: it is 'free energy' and therefore, with a Tesla-generator, anyone can generate enough energy, 'out of thin air', for their own usage, making them independent from the energy-companies.
Most people will not have a problem with this, or even enjoy it, but some will. But with the plans apparently now on the Internet and in the open, it may be able to break the former dead-lock and with that enter a complete new era of energy generation and -independence.
This would be a true social energy-revolution.

With this positive and encouraging note, we wish all readers a good and successful continuation of the magical 2012-year.

Stay open,

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