SEPTEMBER 19, 2011

A CHILLING DAMPER

New stuff for the ENERGY & TRANSPORT page. The top one is an interesting historical artifact. Chilling damper indeed. And some Yergin, always good for a laugh. "There Will Be Oil" appeared recently as an op-ed in Murdoch's Wall Street Journal. If you want to know what's not going to happen, check Yergin's predictions. If you want to know what didn't happen, check his old predictions. Here he tries to impress the reader with 'reserves' statistics, which is always a dead giveaway.

ADVANCED REACTORS, PASSIVE SAFETY, AND ACCEPTANCE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY Abstract, Forsberg and Weisberg, Annual Review of Energy, 1990. "The Chernobyl accident has cast a chilling damper on nuclear energy in both the East and West."

ENSURING ENERGY SECURITY First page sample of 2006 Foreign Affairs article by Daniel Yergin.

"THERE WILL BE OIL" Daniel Yergiin, Wall Street Journal, Sept. 17, 2011.

ENERGY SUPPLY, ITS DEMAND AND SECURITY ISSUES FOR DEVELOPED AND EMERGING ECONOMIES Abstract of article by Asif, Sustainable Energy Reviews, September 2007.

GREENHOUSE-GAS EMISSIONS FROM SOLAR ELECTRIC AND NUCLEAR POWER: A LIFE-CYCLE STUDY (pdf) Fthenakis and Kim, Energy Policy, 2007.

ENERGY AND CO2 LIFE-CYCLE ANALYSES OF WIND TURBINES -- REVIEW AND APPLICATIONS (pdf) By Lentzen and Munksgaard, 2002.