[ExI] Whatever happened to peak oil by 2020?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat May 11 10:32:58 UTC 2013

On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 02:02:07PM -0400, Rafal Smigrodzki wrote:
> On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 5:33 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> > Anything based on gasified coal is dead-ended, anyway
> ### Why?
> (only technical/economic issues, no eco-freak-caused legal/political
> obstacles, please)

It is funny you make that stipulation to me in particular.

The reasons are simple enough -- peak total fossil is somewhen 2020..2030
(the exact decade doesn't matter), so everything needs to be driven
from renewable only. At this point your source of carbon can be abitrary,
including direct CO2 capture from air, or scrubbing flue gas.

See http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Oil-Gas-Methanol-Economy/dp/3527324224/

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