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Daily energy use: the 3 bars are hosuehold use, personal vehicles, and indirect use.

The most amazing (as in: different from everybody else) one is the size of the personal vehicle related consumption in North America.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Feb 9th, 2010 at 06:57:52 AM EST

ExxonMobil expects bascially flat energy consumption in the West, and sharply growing elsewhere.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Feb 9th, 2010 at 06:59:28 AM EST
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Amongst interesting predictions:

  • no growth in coal use (this, despite the fact that pretty much ALL growth in primary energy production over the past 10 years has come from Chinese coal producton increases);
  • the biggest source of emissions growth is increased gas consumption in the power sector (of course, ExxonMobil has positioned itself on the gas sector lately).


In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Feb 9th, 2010 at 07:03:59 AM EST
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The oil part of that supply graph looks like wishful thinking to me.

For that matter, so does the size and duration of the slump following the 2008 Panic.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Feb 9th, 2010 at 11:17:52 AM EST
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ExxonMobil sees subsantial efforts in terms of the energy intensity of our economies, both in the OECD and elsewhere, and absolute declines in emissions from the West.

Of course, this is largely BAU, somewhat constrained by vaguely greener rules, and it's insufficient.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Feb 9th, 2010 at 07:07:22 AM EST
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BBC: Nissan-Renault head Carlos Ghosn's zero emission goal

"I think the trends we're seeing are all pointing in the same direction," he says.
"Oil is a challenge, both price and availability.
"Regulations about environments are going to get tougher and tougher.
"I think the new generation is much more demanding about respect for the environment than we have ever imagined."


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by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Feb 9th, 2010 at 09:45:19 AM EST
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