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Daniel Yergin in the Wall Street Journal: Since the beginning of the 21st century, a fear has come to pervade the prospects for oil, fueling anxieties about the stability of global energy supplies. It has been stoked by rising prices and growing demand, especially as the people of China and other emerging economies have taken…

A few readers have asked me to comment on Goldman Sachs’ prediction that the US will be the world’s largest Oil producer in 2017. I am delighted to do so. Several possible comments come to mind. 1. Apparently Crystal Meth has become the trendy drug at Goldman. 2. How did the Yes Men get this…

I shouldn’t complain – the Telegraph’s energy columnist, Rowena Mason is technically affirming that even non-crazy people can believe in peak oil. Her essay, titled “You Don’t Need to be a Mad Max Survivalist to Take Peak Oil Seriously” at least acknowledges the point. Her equation of Mad Max survivalism with “grows root vegetables” is…

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post with the above title, about the way that biofuel and meat production in the US was pushing up world food prices. I observed, as has been documented in any number of studies, that when the world’s poorest people and the world’s richest people’s vehicles (or their…