End Of Year Break  

Posted by Big Gav

Its time for me to take my end of year break, so posts between now and the end of the year will be few and far between.

Thanks for reading, and I'd like to wish you all a Happy Christmas / Holidays / Hanukkah / Summer or Winter Solstice or whatever it is you are celebrating.

Its been an interesting year, with the soaring oil price in the first half of the year bringing a surge of interest in peak oil with it, and the subsequent price crash and economic turmoil abruptly reversing the trend.

Regardless, I've found plenty to keep me interested in the news flow as the year has progressed, and reader numbers (if not comments) are on the rise, so hopefully you folks out there are enjoying the show.

I've got plenty of interesting stuff in the queue, so I'm planning to have a number of long form, in depth posts up in the new year. Tracking the progress of the 'green new deal" looks likely to take up plenty of screen space too as the year progresses.

For those who haven't managed to keep up with the flow of posts (or have just come across this blog at random), here are some of the key posts for the year:

Clean Energy

* Solar Thermal Power - Concentrating on the important things: Solar Thermal Power
* Thin Film Solar Power - Thin Film Solar Power - Cheaper than Coal ?
* Alternative Wind Power experiments - SkySails And Airborne Wind Turbines
* Floating Offshore Wind Power - Floating Offshore Wind Power
* Geothermal Power - Geothermia
* Low Temperature Geothermal Power - Low Temperature Geothermal Power
* Ocean (tidal, wave, OTEC) Energy - Tapping The Source - The Power Of The Oceans
* Biogas - Banana Methane Powered Cars, Pig Poo Power And Other Uses For Biogas
* Biogas from the great lakes - Turning Danger Into Power
* Cogeneration - Cogeneration At Home: Ceramic Fuel Cells
* Bioplastic - Bioplastic - Better Living Through Green Chemistry ?
* Electric Cars - Making Australia A Better Place
* Energy Storage - Storing Energy Using Graphite
* Energy Storage - We're Off To See The Wizard - Storing Energy Using Ammonia
* Solar Powered Desalination - Solving Our Water Problems - Desalination Using Solar Thermal Power
* Salt Water Power - The Power Of Osmosis
* Hydrogen - The Hydrogen Economy And Peak Platinum

Fossil Fuels

* Australian Natural Gas - Australian Natural Gas - How Much Do We Have And How Long Will It Last ?
* Coal Seam Gas - Coal Seam Gas Producers - The New Masters Of The Universe ?
* Gas To Liquids In Australia - Gas To Liquids On The North West Shelf
* The Varanus Island Explosion - A gas supply disruption case study - the Varanus Island explosion
* Coal To Liquids In Australia - Coal To Liquids In Australia
* Iraq and Oil - Iraq's Oil: The Greatest Prize Of All

Book Reviews

* The Limits To Growth - The Limits To Scenario Planning
* Spook Country - The Money Shot: William Gibson's Spook Country

Miscellany

* Biochar - Terra Preta: Biochar And The MEGO Effect
* Mycellium - Nature's Internet: The Vast, Intelligent Network Beneath Our Feet
* Local Currencies - Locabucks: Are local currencies a way to escape the liquidity trap ?
* Artificial Meat - A Post Peak Protein Possibility: The Meat Beast
* Misguided Libertarians - The End Of The fire Age
* Guerilla Gardening - Guerilla Gardening: Eating The Suburbs
* Steampunk - Steampunk: "As a subculture, we are not the spawn of Satan"

8 comments

jaya   says 11:22 PM

A good year ahead for you too.

I have found your blog very informative and follow it regularly. A lot of work, good work.

I am running a blog on energy for the company i work with in India. A new effort.

jaya153@hotmail.com

You deserve it after a great year of posts!

Thanks for all of your contributions to protecting our greatest resources… ‘people and the planet’. It is appreciated.

Have a good break.

Thanks for a wonderful feast of VIBes (Very Important Blogs eh) in 2008, and I look forward to reading all your work in 2009, from Mary in Australia

We most certainly are enjoying the show! Peak Energy is one of my very few must-read blogs out there, apart from my own :-)
In case a random geo-IP check doesn't work, I'm reading and writing from Gloucestershire, UK - just in case anyone wondered!

Thanks for your efforts bringing us all this information through the year, here and at TOD:AU! All the best for the festive season and the year ahead.

Rex   says 3:52 PM

Thanks Gav, enjoy your break.

Wow! Thank you much for the plethora of information. Hope you have a great break. Gives me time to catch up. :)

-Al

Thanks guys.

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