Boss of BP says we are f**ked oils on its way out.

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  1. Well BP does happen to own the rights for most of the solar research technology in Europe.
  2. Just deleted my initial reply after realising that it's a red herring.

    The title of the article is "Oil demand from emerging nations makes up larger share for first time" - yet Tony Hayward, the chief executive of BP was quoting figures of oil-equivalent (not oil-derived) energy consumption.

    So, until figures are quoted that exclude wind-turbines, coal, elephant dung, hydro-electricity, bio fuels etc, it's a bit of a non-story.
  3. Peak oil anyone?
  4. Neglecting for a moment the impending shortage of the black stuff, surely we in the West would do well to reduce our need as soon as possible. Our utter reliance upon oil is the chain that binds our international policy to the middle east and thus at least aids the antagonising of the muslim world... were it not for oil would we be so interested in events there? Would we be desperate for their sand? Would dear Osama have had the grounds to get a little peeved?

    Wouldn't cure the Israeli problem but would surely help!
  5. D'you realise reading it as, "Boss of BP says Saudi on its way out" brings a smile to my face? The sooner they realise exactly how important they really are - as opposed to the stuff they're floating on - the better.
  6. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    If BP were so keen on promoting alternative sources of energy, why have they allowed the (female) head of the Department looking at alternative energy sources to resign in order to spend more time with her children, and closed her department?
  7. However, a BP led consortium has been given licence to produce crude from one of Iraqs oil fields.

    Lots of Oil for BP
  8. or, as people die off from the impending swine flu pandemic and eating too many kebabs, the survivors can just purloin diesel carsl eft at the side of the road, and ram raid fish and chip shops, and kebab shops, and use all the oil in there, and then ram raid gun shops and head for the hills, find hippy communes, kill them all, move into their tee pees and eat all their crops and live stock, turn on each other, kill each other and then the ants....who have been waiting, willl take over the Earth.


    armageddon anyone?
  9. CountryGal

    CountryGal LE Book Reviewer

  10. The format will make your eyes bleed, but this place is worth a visit to read a relatively objective review of our future energy options.

    Sustainable Energy: without the hot air
    David MacKay Professor of Natural Philosophy,
    Department of Physics,University of Cambridge

    If you have the bandwidth (and the time) the whole book can be downloaded here as a .pdf

    This gets away from the 'orrid format.
  11. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Oil man says oil running low - oil prices soar - shocker!

    Oil man says war imminent, wmds or sumfink - oil prices soar - shocker!

    Oil man says summer going to be unusually hot - oil prices soar - shocker!

    Oil man says he left his briefcase at home this morning - oil prices . . . . . . . you get the idea.
  12. The book by David Mackay has been getting rave reviews and if you have the time it is worth downloading and reading if energy is your bag
  13. Oh.