About

The goal of  this blog is to establish an alternative energy forum that will be a meeting place for a spectrum of opinions from a wide range of relevant experts. Policymakers, market analysts, energy experts and anyone interested in understanding and following trends in the energy business should contribute to this blog and find it extremely useful.

The rapid pace of change in the energy market means that documented forecasts are becoming outdated very quickly, hence there is a need for an efficient, convenient place where experts could analyze and discuss new issues affecting the energy industry and present their updated thoughts and forecasts that goes beyond the traditional short-term market analysis.

This blog is an “energy-global-center” that will deal with a broad range of energy issues. From strategic issues, like the following:

– To evaluate what role will OPEC play in global oil production 5 or 10 years from now?

– Everyone is aware of the need to replace the consumption of oil. But no government is really doing anything meaningful about it. Why?

Are they afraid from the global oil companies? Don’t they have the resources? Don’t they know where to put the main efforts?

Through technological issues, like:

– Sorting out energy alternatives candidates to replace or at least mitigate consumption of oil, and mapping all serious oil-alternative with respect to their distance from service maturity.

– To estimate when oil production will peak. If we hit the peak quite soon, as some very credible experts claim, then Hydrogen and other early-stage technologies are too far off to make it on time.  If peak-oil is two or three decades away then we do have time for embryonic technologies.

– To ask a wide range of experts to express their opinion on the chances that a specific scenario to develop a specific solution with specific resources (time table etc.) – will be fulfilled. To evaluate when and where specific alternative energy technology could become profitable.

– To deal with specific technological issues, like: materials for energy conversion, energy storage, lightweight materials, clean combustion, alternative fuels, wind, solar, power distribution and transport. Will biofuels become an important part of the energy market? Etc.

2 responses to “About

  1. I’m writing from KQED Public Broadcasting in San Francisco – We recently did a radio story on The Geysers geothermal field in Sonoma County for QUEST – our multimedia series on environment, science and nature.

    We thought your readers might find this story to be a good background resource on geothermal energy – it’s posted in its entirely online.

    Listen to Geothermal Heats Up:
    http://www.kqed.org/quest/radio/view/641

    Thanks, and let me know if you have any questions.

    -Janelle Marker
    Content Intern, Quest
    KQED, Northern California Public Broadcasting
    2601 Mariposa Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    E: jmarker@kqed.org
    Web: http://www.kqed.org/quest

  2. Nice work, Amnon,
    Another great source of energy and climate change info is:
    http://www.setenergy.org

    Our daily blog keeps track of major developments in the US and beyond as our world moves forward in a sustainable energy transition.

    Onwards,
    Dennis