The Final Energy Crisis
Oil and gas are running out faster than the vast majority of people realise and this will have seismic consequences for the whole world. Even by the year 2005, oil will start to become in short supply, prices will start going up, and politicians will opt for the nuclear energy option - with all the consequences that this option implies. The Final Energy Crisis illustrates the oil shortages, explains why Kyoto agreements are impossible, and how the oil wars which already span the globe, from Angola to Chechnya, will only get worse as the need for cheap oil will dominate the world's political agenda.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 139.7 x 220 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
- 08 Jul 2005
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Introduction; 1: Depleting Energy and Bloresources, The Energy Key; Prediction of World Peak Oil Production by Seppo A. Korpela; Assessment and Importance of Oil Depletion by Colin J. Campbell; Farming and Food Production Under Regimes of Climate Change by Edward R.D. Goldsmith; The Laws of Energy by Jacob Fisker; 2: Regional Faci and Pressure Points; The Casplan Chimera by Colin J. Campbell; The Dark Continent, Black Gold by Andrew McKillop; Battle of the Titans by Mark Jones; French Nuclear Power and the Glo Market: An Economic Illusion by Marc Saint Aroman and Andre Crouzet; 3: False Solutions, Hopes and Fears; Oil and Troubled Waters by Colin J. Campbell; Oh Kyotol by Andrew McKillop; Renewable Energy Limits by Ross McCluney; Population, Energy and Economic Growth - The Moral Dilemnia by Ross McCluney; Apocalypse 2; Andrew McKillop; 4: Partying On in the Growth Economy; The Myth of Decoupling by Andrew McKillop; Crash and Crumble: Oil Shocks and the Bourse by Andrew McKillop; The Chinese Car Bomb by Andrew McKillop; A Reply to: "Global Petroleum Reserves - a View to the Future" by Colin J. Campbell; Price Signals and Global Energy Transition by Andrew McKillop; 5: After Oil; The Last Oil Wars by Andrew McKillop; Future Settings - Perspectives for Sustainable Populations "After Oil" in France and Australia by Shella Newman; A Projection of Future Coal Demand Civen Diminishing Oil Supplies by Gregson Vaux; The Simpler Way by Ted Trainer; Musing Along by Andrew McKillop; References and Footnotes; Index
About Andrew McKillop
Andrew McKillop has undertaken professional research missions on energy, has administered energy projects, or worked as a manager or consultant for organisations including Canada Science Council, Papua New Guinea Government, ILO, European Commission, Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries, Indian Staff College, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and S Pacific, World Bank. He has had numerous articles published on energy in The Ecologist, New Scientist, International Journal of Energy Research, Journal of ILO, Le Monde Diplomatique.