Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Energy resources

Environmental organizations

http://www.earthscape.org/ Columbia Earthscape is a comprehensive aggregation of resources in the Earth and Environmental Sciences. The resources are aimed at providing teachers, students, scientists, or decision-makers, instant access to the tools you need to understand our planet. Access is on a subscription basis only.

http://www.natural-resources.org/ Natural Resources and Sustainable Development is a public forum for information and communication concerning natural resources and their interface with the economy, the environment and society. Natural resources featured on this website include minerals, oil and gas, biodiversity, energy, and water. It appears to be managed by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (http://www.unctad.org/) though a couple other organizations are mentioned on the partners page.

http://www.bailoutwatch.org/ "Bailout Watch" exposes these government bailouts of multi-billion dollar corporations with detailed factsheets and a comprehensive library of links to articles and editorials in newspapers, government reports, and full text of legislation. Many of the links go to Taxpayers for Common Sense (http://www.taxpayer.net/).

Peak Oil (aka Hubberts Peak)

Association for the Study of Peak Oil (http://www.peakoil.net/): ASPO is a network of scientists, affiliated with European institutions and universities, having an interest in determining the date and impact of the peak and decline of the world's production of oil and gas, due to resource constraints. Its mission is to: 1. Define and evaluate the world's endowment of oil and gas; 2. Model depletion, taking due account of demand, economics, technology and politics; 3. Raise awareness of the serious consequences for Mankind.” (also see http://asponews.org/)

Hubbert Peak (http://www.hubbertpeak.com/): Named after the late Dr. M. King Hubbert, Geophysicist, this website provides data, analysis and recommendations regarding the upcoming peak in the rate of global oil extraction.

Life After the Oil Crash (http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/): "Interest in the Titanic has been revived because it's the perfect metaphor for our nation.  Intuitively, we know this is true.  We just don't want to admit we've already hit the iceberg." One citizen's excellent effort to inform others about the coming crisis.

Oil Crash (http://www.oilcrash.com/): News and commentary on the Oil Peak issue.

Oil Depletion Analysis Centre (http://www.odac-info.org/): ODAC is an independent, educational charity working to raise international public awareness and promote better understanding of the world's oil-depletion problem.

Post Carbon Institute (http://www.postcarbon.org/): An educational institution that explores what cultures, civilization, governance and economies might look like without the use of hydrocarbon energy.

From the Wilderness, energy & oil coverage (http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/index.html#oil): "From the Wilderness" is an online journalistic magazine exploring to find the truth behind the news. Or, maybe it's Michael Rupert's idea of the truth. Anyway, the site publishes well researched and insightful articles.

THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream (http://www.endofsuburbia.com/index.htm): Documentary film concerning the "Oil Peak" and the projected effects.

The Wolf at the Door (http://www.wolfatthedoor.org.uk/): A beginners guide to oil depletion.

Statistical Review of World Energy 2003 (British Petroleum; http://www.bp.com/centres/energy/)

Action groups

Oil Awareness Meetup (http://OilAwareness.meetup.com/): "Meetup with other local people who are dedicated to raising awareness about the peak in oil production and the inevitable decline that will follow. Discuss the consequences of this decline and the actions that can be taken."

Peak Oil Action (http://PeakOilAction.org/): People working together to raise awareness about oil depletion and preparing for a post fossil-fuel age.

Companies

Konarka - Developers of an interesting flexible solar panel design.

http://www.sunpowercorp.com/ - Makers of a high efficiency solar panel

Company Research Resources

RenewableEnergyStocks.com - Renewable Energy Stocks, Sustainable, Alternative and Green Energy Stocks, Wind Energy Stocks, Solar Energy Stocks, Fuel Cell Stocks 

FuelCellCarNews.com - Fuel Cell Cars, Industry & News, Fuel Cell Stocks, Hybrid Cars, Hydrogen Economy News, Energy Efficiency Technologies, Global Warming, Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy News, Eco- Friendly Fuels, Auto Maker News and More 

Alternative Energy Resource Network (http://www.alternate-energy.net/) We are dedicated to help make alternative energy products and services an everyday reality. Despite great progress, there is still much work to be done to increase the uses of these technologies. However, there are encouraging trends.

Google Searches

Search for "Peak Oil" on Google: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Peak+Oil%22

Search for "Peak Oil" on Google News: http://news.google.com/news?q=%22Peak%20Oil%22

Search for "Oil Depletion" on Google News: http://news.google.com/news?q=%22oil+depletion%22