Many critics say that in common such theory can be a “hoax” because in the articles of Duncan is assumed that the peak power per capita was 11.15 boe / c / year in 1979, but other data show that since that date to an increase in that figure to 12.12 boe / c / year .. This is in contradiction with the postulate of the theory in which the energy per capita grew from 1979 to 2008.
Diagram of power consumption in the year 2006 according to the website of the EDRO
Another fact that can be observed and that is not consistent with the prediction that coal replace oil in the year 2005 can be seen in the page where EDRO for 2006 oil still accounted for 35.27 as a source of consumption, while coal still accounts for 28.02 , while at the same website admits the growing use of coal compared to oil. Also in the BP Global website in the way of graphics power tool can be seen that within the year 2007 consumption of oil is a slight decrease of 3939.4 to 3927.9 Mtoe Mtoe but still higher compared to coal, But unlike oil, there is an increase in consumption of coal during the same period of 3194.5 to 3303.7 Mtoe Mtoe.
Proponents note that the current trend of rising per capita energy consumption can be difficult to sustain in light of the evidence provided by the limits of finite resources like oil, coal and natural gas. They argue that this lack of capacity to give a prediction that makes the other predictions are unreliable, and noted that others frequently cite only the warnings of the theory without giving dates.
Roughly one can distinguish some or all opponents of the theory.
Critics object to any single part of the theory relating to the event date or cultural bias of American conservatism noticed especially the principle of attraction. But generally conclude that the more general principle of the peak oil theory, the land carrying capacity and reuse of coal as a primary source is feasible in some degree.
Some environmentalists are more optimistic in their hopes that alternative energy neomalthusianos despise as fusion energy, geothermal energy and other low or zero levels of contamination. Say they have data like population growth without taking into account the panoramas that open the many social and technological change to solve problems, such as alternative energy and radical changes in lifestyle that may impact minority that theory predicts. Meanwhile, the doomsday scenarios anarcoprimitivistas see this as a painful road that leads to civilization.
Critics generally divided among total persons belonging to extremes of the political spectrum.
Distribution of countries by coal production in 2007
The left-wing anarchists and socialists propose that these theories are lies or exaggerations that benefit the speculation in order to sell an expensive resource that appears to be exhausted in order to perpetuate the dominant classes. Seen as an elitist agenda of the formulations of the oil peak, the thoughts of war, catastrophe and the neomaltusianismo.
The ultra-neoliberal cornucopianos are arguing that population growth, resource scarcity and its potential polluters are exaggerations or lies, one of them counting the occurrence of peak oil or the environmental devastation of coal.
Traditional conservatives and nationalists focus only on the temporal benefit of the cultures before the impact to the environment, are often not openly deny the peak oil or the Olduvai theory but often omit some or all of the theory. It’s easy, and indeed according to the theory it predicts that most countries of the world are taken by this line and move from oil to coal or nuclear power as a United States or China regardless of the ecological consequences. Many countries, like the first mundistas also tend to categorize this theory over other countries and third world, often seen as an attempt to dominate.
- Hindustan Times
COMMENT ON THIS! Your opinion! The Bombay High Court directed Reliance Industries to supply gas to a group of former company at about half of the government-approved price, sending its shares sliding more than 7 percent.
- The Hindu
Check the prices: The minister of petroleum and natural gas, Mr Murli Deora after a meeting with the Minister for Finance, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, in the capital on Monday.
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