The Myth Of An Imminent Energy Transition

Discussion in 'Fuel' started by Carcus, May 18, 2018.

  1. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    The whaling companies didn't want us to start using oil, either.
     
  2. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    Nope. And they didn't sell petroleum oil, .. and the candle companies before them didn't sell whale oil.

    So I guess it's no surprise that today's utility companies aren't going to sell your rooftop solar.
     
  3. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    More obstacles ....

    "Carmakers in Europe and North America are having a hard time with the much-hyped EV revolution that they are all eager to take part in. It’s a struggle to make EVs as affordable as vehicles with internal combustion engines and governments—in Europe—are breathing down their necks with deadlines for all-electric fleets. Meanwhile, there’s a new cause for concern: raw materials for batteries."

    What’s Holding Back The EV Revolution?
    https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Whats-Holding-Back-The-EV-Revolution.html

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...g-more-anxious-about-ev-battery-supply-crunch
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2019
  4. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    We are already switching to renewable energy - this is a fact.
     
  5. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    Switching? --- no. Are we adding renewables into an ever expanding energy pie? -- yes.

    Will we? ... some day/ year/ decade/ century switch? -- well,.... we'll have to at some point.
     
  6. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    "Oil demand is expected to remain flat to slightly down by 2050

    Going forward, oil is likely to remain an important player in the energy mix: alternatives that provide the capacity to support growing populations and economies do not yet exist. But by 2050, the world will undoubtedly look different as advances in renewable energy, technological innovation and strict low-carbon policies help to ease the reliance on fossil fuels."

    https://www.investmentbank.barclays.com/our-insights/outlook-for-oil-to-2050.html
     
  7. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

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