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bhikkhu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-29-10 09:12 PM
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12. Good enough. Its hard to defend the IEA
they have a record of being very optimistic with their predictions in the other direction - as in not too long ago predicting growth way beyond what anyone else in the oil business thought was possible, and they've often been accused of "cooking the books" to come up with whatever numbers serve the market of the moment. This most recent is the opposite of what they usually do...but who knows.

I'd like to think we've turned the corner and alternatives will start to really kick in, but that doesn't mean it will happen.
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  -"Oil Demand has Peaked in Developed World: IEA" bhikkhu  Jan-29-10 10:27 AM   #0 
  - Well then, that explains it...  hunter   Jan-29-10 10:58 AM   #1 
  - Joe Romm at Climate Progress is being proven right again  bananas   Jan-29-10 10:58 AM   #2 
  - Well, he based his prediction on two things: Peak Oil and legislation  NickB79   Jan-29-10 01:53 PM   #5 
  - If it never rises that high again, it is because Feudalism allots much less energy usage to Serfs  tom_paine   Jan-29-10 11:32 AM   #3 
  - I wish it did look like a return to Feudalism....  happyslug   Jan-29-10 04:42 PM   #6 
  - Conservation, efficiency, and alternative energy  bhikkhu   Jan-29-10 07:35 PM   #10 
  - Even if this is true, it is essentially meaningless...  IrateCitizen   Jan-29-10 11:36 AM   #4 
  - No it isn't.  kristopher   Jan-29-10 04:58 PM   #8 
     - Yes, it is a huge turning point  bhikkhu   Jan-29-10 07:28 PM   #9 
  - Score another one for Kristopher.  kristopher   Jan-29-10 04:55 PM   #7 
  - callin Bullshit  stuntcat   Jan-29-10 07:38 PM   #11 
  - Good enough. Its hard to defend the IEA  bhikkhu   Jan-29-10 09:12 PM   #12 
  - This will be offset by the Chinese  4dsc   Jan-29-10 09:25 PM   #13 
     - Yes, that's part of the projection  bhikkhu   Jan-30-10 12:54 PM   #14 

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