End Of Oil in 19 Years, what do we do?

Discussion in 'Energy' started by watchingfromafar, Mar 11, 2018.

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should this concern you

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  1. saveliberty
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    We were suppose to be nuclear powered by now. You may be forgetting the undiscovered reserves of oil.
     
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    Yes you did. But maybe you didn't quite grasp the significance of it.At "current" consumption rate it will be gone in 52 years. This spells an economic meltdown. That is unless we act now and change our energy infrastructure "before" this crash occurs. I don't see us doing it; do you?
     
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    Be afraid.Be very afraid!!

    :rofl:
     
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    They were saying my parents grandchildren would grow up in a world without oil all the way back in the seventies. I'm sure by now that some brilliant genius has had his work suppressed because he/she figured out how to convert trash into some cheap fuel.

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    Otherwise there's always that $50 or more corn I mentioned earlier.
     
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    China is joining France and Britain in announcing plans to end sales of gasoline and diesel cars.

    China's industry ministry is developing a timetable to end production and sale of traditional fuel cars and will promote development of electric technology, state media on Sunday cited a Cabinet official as saying.

    France and Britain announced in July they will stop sales of gasoline and diesel automobiles by 2040 as part of efforts to reduce pollution and carbon emissions that contribute to global warming.

    Communist leaders also want to curb China's growing appetite for imported oil and see electric cars as a promising industry in which their country can take an early lead.

    China passed the United States last year as the biggest electric car market. Sales of electrics and gasoline-electric hybrids rose 50 percent over 2015 to 336,000 vehicles, or 40 percent of global demand. U.S. sales totaled 159,620.

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    The point I was trying to make still stands;

    Did you miss the headline at your link?

    Worldwide oil, natural gas reserves inch higher in 2017

    Despite a year of drilling and consumption, reserves were higher a year later.

    So what do we do next?

    We continue to allow the market and the march of technology to create improvements.
    More efficient use, more efficient discovery and drilling, more efficient production.
     
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    Update----

    Monaco

    Since 1994, the Government has been encouraging the use of clean energy vehicles in the Principality, in particular by granting purchasing subsidies. The Government wished to adapt the scale of subsidies to take account of the increased availability of hybrid versions, as this had led to the granting of subsidies to vehicles that cause too much pollution. With this in mind, the State took note of incentive schemes in operation in neighbouring countries, especially in France. It also demonstrated a more proactive policy, modifying these policies to suit the needs of Monaco – a step that continues to favour electric technology.

    In this new scheme, subsidies for electric vehicles are still 30% of the purchase price including all taxes, with a ceiling of 9,000 Euros. There is a ceiling of 3,000 Euros for two-wheeled vehicles.

    Electric vehicles also benefit from specific advantages, such as free recharging at the 574 charging points in public car parks, and at the fast and semi-fast charging points on public roads: at the lower end of Rue Grimaldi, on Place des Moulins and at 24 Avenue de Fontvieille (in front of the Single Buoy Mooring building). They also have their own special identification, "VE" (for véhicule électrique - electric vehicle), which offers free on-street parking in Monaco and a free annual sticker.

    Subsidy scheme for electric and hybrid vehicles / Soft mobility / The Environment / Policy & Practice / Portail du Gouvernement - Monaco
     
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    I heat w/wood

    i figure we;re not runnin' outta that soon

    ~S~
     
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    We're not running out of oil soon either.
     
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    Why of course we will go back to living in the 18th Century. The end of oil has been happening since the 70s. It is time for a human race die off.
     

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