Next Generation of Fossil Fuels

…Next Generation of Fossil Fuels… Fracking has revolutionized the production of oil and natural gas. Natural gas produced by fracking can last from 100 to 1,000 years, but what will come next? What comes next lies on the ocean floor, Continue reading Next Generation of Fossil Fuels

Methane Hydrates Have a Bright Future

Scientists from India, Japan and the United States USGS, have discovered large deposits of methane hydrates in the Bay of Bengal. They report that these methane hydrates were found in “coarse-grained sand-rich depositional systems in the Krishna-Godavari basin” and are Continue reading Methane Hydrates Have a Bright Future

Putting The Interests of People Ahead of Climate Change Hysteria

Japan has provided over $20 billion in financial support, between 2007 and 2012, to build new coal-fired power plants, of advanced design, in developing countries. This is in addition to Japan replacing many of its old coal-fired power plants with Continue reading Putting The Interests of People Ahead of Climate Change Hysteria

It’s Fitting for the U.S. to Use More Energy

The Wall Street Journal recently had a special section on energy, in which it quoted Vaclav Smil saying, “You people [Americans] consume about 320 gigajoules of energy per capita. Japan and the rich countries in the EU are about 170. Continue reading It’s Fitting for the U.S. to Use More Energy

End of Civilization as We Know It Part 2

While a terrorist attack on the grid or a Carrington Event would cause devastation, the ultimate effect would vary because of how the grid is organized, together with the extent of damage caused by the attack or event. The grid Continue reading End of Civilization as We Know It Part 2

Return from Southeast Asia

For the past four weeks I have been cruising the east coast of Australia, and the waters of Indonesia, en route to Singapore, and then to Qatar by air. A few comments about the trip may be of interest. Our Continue reading Return from Southeast Asia