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What If There Isn't Enough Energy Going Forward?

We'll be forced to live with less. Maybe a LOT less.
Friday, August 24, 2018, 7:09 PM

Currently the media is breathlessly cheering the record amounts of US oil production.

Technology advances in the fracking process have enabled the "shale miracle", resulting in the US producing over 10 million barrels per day for the first time since the 1970s. Think of all the incremental GDP growth that excess oil will power! » Read more

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The Trouble With Natural Gas

The current 'bonanza' isn't nearly as good as promoted
Monday, August 25, 2014, 8:56 PM

One of the areas where there's an overblown amount of overtly politicized and outrageously propagandized information is shale natural gas (NG).

The US, for obvious geopolitical reasons, would love to supply Europe with NG and cut out Russia. But as we'll soon see, the basic facts just don't back up that desire just yet. » Read more

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US Gas Will Never Replace Russian Gas For Europe

Economically & energetically implausible
Friday, April 18, 2014, 4:10 PM

Recent entreaties by various US politicians to help wean Europe off of Russian gas are simply preposterous.  The numbers don't add up, and they never will.

Let's begin with the facts: » Read more

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The Obama Administration's Natural Gas Policy Is Tragically Misguided

Waste that will haunt future generations
Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:26 PM

The Obama administration has come out in support of the idea of exporting U.S. natural gas.  This stance is counterproductive, short-sighted, and if followed will prove harmful to domestic manufacturing (i.e., value generation) not just now, but for future generations of Americans.

While exporting natural gas would certainly prove to be an economic boon for a very select minority of companies and individuals, it makes no sense from an energy standpoint and undermines our national interests. All it will do is enrich a few, while boosting prices for all domestic consumers and shortchanging the energy and environmental inheritance we pass along to our children. » Read more

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Daily Digest 3/5 - ‘Massive Layoffs’ Predicted In Law Schools, The Wealth Beneath

Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 12:20 PM
  • ‘Massive layoffs’ predicted in law schools due to big drop in applicants
  • BOJ nominee Kuroda sets out aggressive policy ideas
  • BMO Lowers Mortgage Rate To Record Low; Flaherty Warns Against Lending War
  • Info boss says B.C. isn't writing down key decisions to avoid public scrutiny, FOI requests
  • Calvin McCraw, Homeless Oklahoma Man, Lets People Vent To Him For 50 Cents A Minute
  • Four Things To Know About The Next Big Budget Battle
  • Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana: The wealth beneath
  • China Overtakes the US to become the World’s Largest Oil Importer
  • Shell to build LNG plants in Ontario and Louisiana
  • Toyota's i-Road to debut at the Geneva Motor Show
  • Taiwan tests recycling's limits with bus stops out of bottles
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The 10 Next Predictable Steps to Japan's Unfolding Disaster

As Japan goes, so will the rest of the world soon after
Monday, February 18, 2013, 6:05 PM

Executive Summary

  • Japan is intentionally devaluing its currency through money printing. The recent boost in the Nikkei is simply the result of this flood of new money.
  • Japan industry is now experiencing cost increases on two fronts: inflation of the money supply, and rising prices on the global market for commodities.
  • Rising bond rates are all but guaranteed.
  • Gold vs. the yen is surging and will pick up momentum from here
  • The ten predictable events that will happen next, as the unavoidable Japan disaster unfolds

If you have not yet read Part I: The Arrival of Japan's Sunset available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

In Part II we explain why Japan has unequivocally entered the terminal phase of its 20-year reflationary experiment.

Further “abundance” harvesting from this point forward will be difficult if not impossible.

Is the devaluation of the yen really the successful technology that will fool nature? We think not. The outcome will have spectacular implications for many global assets, ranging from real estate, to stock markets, to oil and gold.

Observers of Japan from this point forward should be sober about the threshold the country has now crossed. Japan has effectively said to the world: Go ahead, make my day. Sell our currency, give us inflation, and get out of our bonds.

Japan has indeed taken to heart the Krugman dictum, and committed to irresponsibility. » Read more

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The Arrival of Japan's Sunset

The repercussions will be tremendous
Monday, February 18, 2013, 6:05 PM

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled. ~ Richard Feynman

Waiting for Japan's economy to make a strong recovery has been an ongoing game since 1990. Shall we play that game one more time? » Read more