Today, as we kick off 2018 not exactly in earnest as it should be, many in the MENA countries governments continue to bolster the fossil fuel industry whilst at the same time worldwide environmentalists say that it would be wiser to acknowledge change if only by tracking the Dollar to tell the future of energy […]
What Energy Transition for a new global energy mega-structure? Taking the opportunity of the COP23 in Bonn, Germany on November 6 to 17, 2017, this analysis addresses the strategic components of the necessary energy transition for Africa in general and specifically in Algeria. Far from the euphoria of the Paris Agreement, the signatories meet again […]
The world’s future of oil and gas demand does more and more appear to be tied with that of China and India, as demand from the OECD countries declines. Italy as a typical OECD country never had an oil industry to speak of but did manage to have gone through all the ups and downs […]
Countries in the MENA region are more than often in a paradoxical situation that of being the last place on Earth where leaded petrol is legal.
Certain Octane compounds, although banished throughout the world are, still commercialized in certain countries as fuel additives made from Tetra-lead, explains AlgeriePart, a local Algerian media citing The Independent. Tetra-lead or tetraethyl lead Tetraethyllead | Pb(C2H5)4 is an organometallic compound and an oily liquid that has been widely used until the early 2000s as an anti-knock additive in all internal combustion engines petrol . . . .
At a time when most car manufacturers are one after the other starting to, like for all of us, to realise and take for some of them the decision that soon every car launched will have an electric motor, there subsists doubts as to human activities have a bearing on the planet. Meanwhile scientists say the world may have already missed its chance to avoid catastrophic levels of global warming, according to a number of new research. But it is never too late and to reinforce what everyone knows perhaps instinctively, EVANNEX published an interesting post titled Goodbye Petrol, Hello Tesla written by Matt Pressman commenting a recent article of The Economist titled The death of the internal combustion engine, posted on August 15, 2017 of which we republished some excerpts here below.
The Guardian of September 27, 2013 reporting on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that concluded with it would take 30 years to climate calamity if we carry on blowing the carbon budget knowing that the world’s “carbon budget” was one of the most striking findings of the IPCC’s calculations todate. Would Peak Oil and / or Peak Demand make any difference to any outcome to that?
As a good captain of industry, Elon Musk tried and still is trying to turn this into an opportunity. Here he is relating to the owners of those geological assets cause of this calamity in the making.
Published conjointly by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE of Nafeez Ahmed and Medium this beautiful contribution of Jonathan Rutherford explores the fundamental driver of global economic malaise: not debt; not banks; but a protracted, slow-burn crisis of ‘net energy decline.’ It is in the fifth contribution to a symposium, ‘Pathways to the Post-Carbon Economy’. We republish few excerpts in the hope that doing so will disseminate further what is said. It is in a way like the short version of the original article that is all about to discern some clear and realistic understanding of the energy conundrum.
The MENA region petrodollar economies are best advised to enter into the dialogue and find their own way of a future that is being premised before our very eyes.