Category Archives: Energy / Natural Resources

“Peak oil is now” – EnergyWatchGroup.com report


From EnergyWatchGroup.com – Crude Oil; The Supply Outlook [PDF]: Understanding the future of oil Only oil that has been found before can be produced. Therefore, the peak of discoveries which took place a long time ago in the 1960s, will … Continue reading

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The Anti-Empire Report: Libya and the world we live in (William Blum)


“Why are you attacking us? Why are you killing our children? Why are you destroying our infrastructure?” – Television address by Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi, April 30, 2011 A few hours later NATO hit a target in Tripoli, killing Gaddafi’s … Continue reading

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UPDATE 2 – “This is a bad time to be a black man in Libya” (the French get 35% – it’s NOT about oil; & spot Dick Cheney in Gadaffi Days)


EUobserver.com – French paper exposes secret oil-for-recognition deal with Libya rebels: … “attribute 35% of the total crude oil production to France in return for total and permanent support for our Council.” REPEAT AS NECESSARY: “It’s not about oil” Angry … Continue reading

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Even more on Libya


Independent, UK – Behind closed doors; The bewildering dance between Gaddafi and MI6: Britain and the Gaddafi regime were not always the enemies they are now. Gordon Corera recalls the secret deals and clandestine contact – and the key role … Continue reading

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More on Libya


Le Monde Diplomatique – Who are the libyan rebels? This is the $1 billion dollar question: Democracy Now! speaks with Gilbert Achcar, a professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. An Phoblacht – Thatcher mastermind behind … Continue reading

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Libya


Joseph Fitznakis / IntelNews.org – Western spies, security contractors, won Libyan war for rebels: As I write these lines, celebratory gunfire is being heard all across Tripoli and the rebel National Transitional Council is appointing civilians to replace the crumbling … Continue reading

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Deadline August 2013: social unrest will sweep planet if food price trend not reversed – Physics ArXiv Blog


Two links via John Robb / Global Guerillas; Physics ArXiv blog – The Cause Of Riots And The Price of Food If we don’t reverse the current trend in food prices, we’ve got until August 2013 before social unrest sweeps … Continue reading

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Irish political elite’s history of blatant dishonesty, cynicism in EU fisheries policy (People’s Movement)


“As deputies are aware, one vital aspect of EEC fisheries policy which came into operation on 1 February 1971 had been a cause of concern to all of us. This concern arose from that part of Community policy which provided … Continue reading

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Influential MEP calls for shale gas extraction regulation (Guest Post)


One of the most influential members of the European Parliament is proposing a new directive that would penalise or even ban the exploitation of shale gas, the controversial new fossil fuel that is tipped as the major energy source of … Continue reading

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SIPTU call for moratorium on oil & gas licenses until Oireachtas review complete, step in right direction (Guest Post)


A moratorium should be placed on the issuing of oil and gas exploration licences until the completion of a promised Oireachtas review of the licensing system, a wide-ranging and very informative SIPTU report on the development of Ireland’s hydrocarbon resources … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (13)


PlanetArk – Analysis: Wood Fuel Poised To Be Next Global Commodity; MSNBC.com – Drought in US, EU stressing crops, farmers; U.S. wheat prices are on their way to their biggest weekly gain; Financial Times blog, “Beyond BRICS” – Locusts: looming … Continue reading

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The Assassination of Osama Bin Laden: What the hell just happened?


We are heartened to see that our local intellectual giant and Fearless Leader of Law and Order, Enda Kenny, does not think Joe Higgins is a supporter of Osama Bin Laden because he dared to question the triumphalist narrative being … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (11)


Commodity Online – The end of cheap energy is here: IEA: The International Energy Agency warned that it won’t be easy to reverse the rise in energy prices because it’s getting harder to access and exploit conventional resources. “The age … Continue reading

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Water (2)


Huffington Post – Libya: Oil and Water Mix?: One of the less well known projects undertaken by Gadhafi is “The Great Man-Made River Scheme,” a huge technological plan to shift fresh water from ancient underground aquifers… in the Sahara Desert … Continue reading

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IMF: “higher food prices significantly increase the incidence of civil conflict” – Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (10)


Stock & Land (Australia) – Global irrigated food, fibre commods hit record highs Reuters (Africa) – Grains Week Ahead – Big appetite for corn needs curbing Wall Street Journal – World Bank Shifts Focus to Security in Poor Nations ArabianBusiness.com … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (9)


Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD / Sinn Féin – Government must address fuel poverty crisis: “2,500 households have had their gas and electricity cut off in the first two months of the year. 150,000 ESB customers are experiencing debt difficulties and … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (8)


New Zealand’s Stuff.co.nz – Slavery at sea exposed: Secret papers reveal the government has allowed fishermen from poor countries to be exploited in New Zealand waters. Workers are fishing in rusting boats turned into high seas sweatshops… The government papers … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (7)


ZeroHedge – Gaddafi Starts Bombarding His Own Oil Fields John Robb / Global Guerillas – JOURNAL: Oil > $100 Crunch time ahead (again)?: All of the excessively financial leverage and fraudulent derivative wealth we had during the last melt down … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Economic Crisis in Iceland – “IMF Medicine” is not the Solution


Prof. Michael Hudson is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Will Iceland Vote “No” on April 9, or commit financial suicide? A year ago, in March 2010, Iceland’s economy was so small that it did not warrant much attention when … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (6)


Reuters – Libya rebels may sell first oil cargo this week PlanetArk – Analysis; Political support may be holding for nuclear power and offshore oil: A theory of “Peak Everything” suggests we are running short of vital assets such as … Continue reading

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RTE: “alleged sexually suggestive & disturbing comments” = Garda: “I’ll rape you”


These fine fellows seem to be examples of the type of Garda recruits Brendan Behan referred to as being lured down from the Kerry mountains with platters of raw meat… (And to use the old RTE/compliant-media clichée for implying without … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (5)


CNBC – Jim Rogers: Oil to Rise; Nuclear Energy Will Come Back Business Insider – Deutsche Bank: “It’s Not Just Food And Energy Inflation Anymore” New York Times – Food Inflation Kept Hidden in Tinier Bags Bloomberg – Food Commodities … Continue reading

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Nukes real cost: “outlandishly expensive” power, “radioactive to private capital”


From Time Magazine – Why No Nukes? The Real Cost of U.S. Nuclear Power: Once hailed as “too cheap to meter,” nuclear fission turns out to be an outlandishly expensive method of generating juice for our Xboxes. Since 2008, proposed … Continue reading

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Race for the Final Frontier: Ocean & Seabed


Forbes / William Pentland – U.S. Navy Scrambles for Piece of Arctic Pie: The military exercises are designed to bolster U.S. claims on emerging – and likely lucrative – commercial opportunities in the region, which have attracted intense interest in … Continue reading

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