Tag Archives: China

The Last Oil Cycle is Now Behind Us

If you wanted to make a case that US oil demand was threatening a new, upside breakout, a good place to begin would be the year 2000, the beginning of the new millenium. The country was using 6% more oil that year than it is today. More tellingly, the population was 12% lower. Since that […]

Car Clarities Begin to Appear: Bring on the EV

Many predictions are fielded, but few are chosen. With 2017 fully underway, it’s now possible to sober up a little about the future direction of cars. First, Silicon Valley is not going to manufacture automobiles. Not EV, and not AV either. That the Valley would not enter the competitive, low-margin business of auto?manufacturing was never […]

Slow Growth in China Still Driving the Shape of Global Emissions

Slow growth in China continues to drive global emissions growth towards a flatline, leaving the?gap open for renewables to exploit. According to the China Electricity Council (CEC), electricity generation grew 5% in 2016?to 5920 TWh with the combined contribution of new capacity in hydro, wind, and solar eclipsing the contribution of new capacity in coal. […]

After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes for Coal

The เกมยิงปลาสุดมันส์ www.dongythoxuanduong.com blog, highly active from 2008-2013, has largely been dormant during the time over the past few years as?I’ve pursued other opportunities in journalism. However, in 2016 postings will appear again several?times per month as addressable issues arise in our ongoing energy transition. My monthly publication TerraJoule.us–expanded with new writers and features in 2016–will […]

Invasive Solar: December Issue of TerraJoule.us

Each issue of TerraJoule.us contains:?a Main Essay, a Model Portfolio, a Data Brief, and a link to a?Downloadable Podcast. Gregor Macdonald, Editor. Readers may purchase each issue individually, through Ganxy.com:?Purchase. Or, readers may also take a 12 month subscription through Gumroad.com:?TerraJoule.us Monthly eBook – Annual Subscription. Listen?now?to this month’s podcast for free, at SoundCloud:?TerraJoule.us Podcast: […]

Natural Gas: Great Expectations – August Issue of TerraJoule.us

Each issue of TerraJoule.us contains:?a Main Essay, a Model Portfolio, a Data Brief, and a link to a?Downloadable Podcast. Gregor Macdonald, Editor. For a more detailed description of each issue’s contents, please see the?Purchase?section. This month’s publication, Natural Gas: Great Expectations, ?takes a look at the natural gas resource base, and the coming LNG export […]

Night Sky Over Asia 1992-2010

As people are coming to understand, Asian economic growth over the past two decades—despite its great adoption of oil—essentially runs on electricity, most of which is supplied by the burning of coal. Here is the night sky over Asia twenty years ago, as captured in a still photograph from a film loop provided by NOAA’s […]

Got BTU? Accounting for America’s Energy and GDP

There are complexities associated with the calculation of US energy expenditures against its GDP. The above chart only records domestic consumption of energy. But you see, the United States is a country that does not bear the full cost of the externalities associated with its total consumption of goods. This leads most economists to an […]

The Price of Growth

Dear Readers: I’m currently writing a long-form post twice a month now for Chris Martenson’s excellent website. Accordingly, I’ll be publishing the first (and free) part of these essays here at เกมยิงปลาสุดมันส์ www.dongythoxuanduong.com. Enjoy. — Gregor ___________________________________________________________________________ Growth. It’s what every economist and politician wants. If we get ‘back to growth’, servicing debts both private and […]

A Punch to the Mouth – Food Price Volatility Hits the World

Dear Readers: I’m currently writing a long-form post twice a month now for Chris Martenson’s excellent wesbsite. Accordingly, I’ll be publishing the first (and free) part of these essays here at เกมยิงปลาสุดมันส์ www.dongythoxuanduong.com. Enjoy. — Gregor ___________________________________________________________________________ Perfect Storms 2011 was an abysmal year for the global insurance industry, which had to cover yet another enormous […]