Jeddah Tower: The World’s Tallest Building in 2020

A Looming Catastrophe: Power Grid Collapse Now In Sight in New York” by a gust blogger on how many staff people at various utility services such as DPS, DEC, and NYISO who know this is going to end badly.” Could perhaps be some sort of premonition for Jeddah Tower: The World’s Tallest Building in 2020. The […]

Algeria and its illusory raw material annuity

The Minister of Energy whilst proceeding with the installation of an inter-sectorial Steering Committee of the mega-partnership project for phosphate exploitation and the development of petrochemical industries, said in a communiqué that this will enable Algeria to “become a global exporter of phosphate fertilizers and its derivatives”. This contribution is about Algeria and its illusory […]

Fossil Fuels vs. naturally grown Material Plastics

It is well known today that plastic packaging multitudes are contaminating our rivers, seas and oceans and before the ensuing outrage, producers have recently started their moving away from fossil fuels and into naturally grown material. Packaging is only the tip of the iceberg because of the diversity of uses that fossil fuels have allowed […]

Last place on Earth where Leaded petrol is Legal

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 . . . .

Global Energy by 2030 facing Restructuring of all

Global Energy by 2030 facing Restructuring of all countries would be a problematic required by an Energy Transition that raises Security Issues worldwide, the conjunction of the fossil fuels volatility and the need for protection of the environment and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions had required a revision of all energy strategies.
This is roughly why we need as a matter of urgency to, on the one hand, review our current mode of energy consumption and on the other, exploit all forms of energy and the renewable ones that fortunately remain the only alternative. 
The recent devastating hurricanes pose many problems and Algeria is not immune from any of them. Studies of the United Nations anticipated drought unparalleled in North Africa between 2020 and 2025.

Would Peak Oil and / or Peak Demand make any difference

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.