Monday, February 19, 2007

Oil on the Brain

Now reading: Oil on the Brain by the NY Times writer Lisa Margonelli.

Monday, February 5, 2007

New Links: glazr, sphere, pageflakes

I have found some new tools and added some links to this page to energy-related news and blog posts.

Grazr provides a widget that provides interactive interface for blog posts. I listed my favorite blogs on Technorati, and then provided this list of blogs (OPML XML file) in a Glazr widget (which is also embedded in this page). I also put the RSS feed of recent posts in my Technorati blog list in Glazr.

Also, Sphere is a service that searches for related blog posts, with sometimes mixed results compared with the more consistent Google News and Google Blogs.

Finally, pageflakes provides a way for feeds to be aggregated.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Solar Power 2006

The videos from this conference have been placed online:

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The energy speech Bush should have given

Well written summary of previous assertions and the current situation for America's energy supply and demand.

False Signals of Declining Scarcity

This article (digg)
says that for certain types of finite resources (where there is uncertainty in the remaining amount), the market can result in a low price for the resource until at some point, there is a correction leading to a price spike. Is this the case for oil today? Is this theory accepted in academic economics?

Here is a related post:
But it seems to say that the decrease is due to cyclical factors (high price => more wells => high supply => low price => ... ), which is different than the above article.