[ExI] Whatever happened to peak oil by 2020?

Tomasz Rola rtomek at ceti.pl
Tue May 7 19:01:00 UTC 2013

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Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 20:59:23 +0200 (CEST)
From: Tomasz Rola <rtomek at ceti.com.pl>
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Subject: Re: [ExI] Whatever happened to peak oil by 2020?

On Tue, 7 May 2013, spike wrote:

> the occasional bird out of the ballpark, but think of all the rabbits 
> and ground squirrels that go undevoured for every raptor which is 
> smacked into the next life, and all the bugs and beasts that feast on 
> the remains of the raptor which suffered a close encounter of the 
> turbine kind.  Wind and ground-based solar, cohabitating out where there 
> isn't much of anything, with the occasional nuke, all of it making power 
> to synthesize fertilizer and convert coal to liquid fuels, that is the 
> way.

Spike, I wrote what I wrote about my options, because all other factors 
being equal, I would choose nukes and solar first. On the grounds they are 
cleaner, mostly. And longer lasting. And not so capricious. But if there 
is no other way, I may have coal plant in my basement and turbine stuffed 
on my head. Anything like this and some more, may be acceptable if I don't 
have to give up computing.

> Check out that nifty wind map linked above.  Is there something like 
> this map for Europe and Asia?

Something like this?


I liked your map but mine draws vector field :-)

Tomasz Rola

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