Fuel oil is the third most used energy in domestic heating systems. However, it still raises many questions among many French people, especially about its energy and economic efficiency. Here's what you need to know about fuel oil. What is heating oil? Heating oil is a liquid fuel obtained from […]
Category: Geopolitics and fossil fuels
Geopolitics has a huge influence in today's world. Geopolitics is politics based on the exploitation of natural resources. Before, geopolitics was based essentially on access to water and to arable and fertile land, that is to say what allowed the life and development of societies. Today it has obviously essentially switched to the exploitation of fossil fuels, this since the first industrial revolution.
The links between the economy, the development of societies and fossil fuels are very close. These links can often lead to tensions, conflicts and wars. This is the geopolitics of the 20th century!
Water will once again become an important geopolitical factor in the coming decades, but also the consequences of global warming which will have an increasingly important impact on human societies! This is the geopolitics of the 21st century!
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The advantages and disadvantages of natural gas
Natural gas is one of the most used energies in France for cooking, heating or for your sanitary equipment. Composed of methane, it is formed from the weathering of organic matter found underground or within the seabed. The point on the advantages, but also the disadvantages of […]
Shale gas extraction, environmental and health risks
Review Panel on the Shale Gas Industry. Inquiry and public hearing report Quebec report by the BAPE (Bureau of public hearings on the environment) of 144 pages on the exploration and exploitation of shale gas and the potential environmental, health and social problems of its exploitation . Introduction Shale gas exploration and exploitation projects […]
Gasland, video report on shale gas
Gasland report (full video) on shale gas in the USA and its devastating effects on the environment Documentary in 7 parts on Youtube or Dailymotion. Europe will not be spared, it also has “interesting” gas potential. José Bové seems to have become in a few weeks one of the leaders in raising awareness of the problems […]
Driving without oil video interview with Pierre Langlois
Rolling without petroleum, synthetic video interview by Pierre Langlois P. Langlois is Ph.D, author of the book "Rolling without petroleum" in which Econology is cited. Find out more: extracts from Pierre Langlois' book and the results of the research on Pierre Langlois.
The medical and social costs of urban pollution
What is the social and economic cost of urban pollution? This article is taken from the study: urban transport, which you can download in full here. The medico-social cost of urban pollution A recent survey revealed that premature deaths from urban pollution in London were 385 for the year 1999 […]
Future Energies, the energy mix solution
An energy mix to replace the Oil King? On the end of oil, much more than its depletion, we currently have at least one certainty: the oil king has and probably will not have a prince, that is to say a successor who is so omnipresent in our life. Indeed; there is no natural resource […]
Urban pollution and air pollutants
Air and pollutants Air is the first element necessary for life. Every day, we breathe about 14 kg of air, or 11 liters. Humans introduce substances into the atmosphere with harmful consequences for health and the environment. These substances are emitted by stationary and mobile sources: boilers, industrial activities, […]
2013 the end of oil (Docu-fiction)
A very well produced fictional documentary to better understand the enormous influence of oil on our lives… Broadcast in November 2006. Find out more: - Forum petroleum and fossil fuels - Discuss this documentary
Taxation, taxation and cost of petroleum fuels: TIPP and VAT
Everyone knows that petroleum fuels are heavily taxed. But what exactly are the weight and nature of these taxes and how are the different costs of a liter of fuel distributed? This article attempts to answer this question briefly. On the basis of one liter of petroleum fuel sold for € 1,02, here is what […]
The global geoengineering
This article is the continuation of the article: Cooling the Earth to fight against global warming To learn more and discuss: cooling the earth against warming and climate change with global geoengineering: fiction or reality? Global geoengineering or climate manipulation on a planetary scale “The current climate policy seems […]
Cool Earth to fight against global warming?
Our planet Earth soon to be air-conditioned? by Joëlle Pénochet To find out more and discuss: cooling the earth against global warming and climate change with global geoengineering: fiction or reality? All the important studies published recently predict that climate change - announced more than thirty years ago by several official reports, personalities […]
Economic growth without environmental pollution?
Can we let the developing countries pollute as much as we, the rich countries, polluted? Before being partially engulfed by the deluge of rain that flooded 75% of the Indonesian capital in early February, Jakarta had already had its share of bad news. One of them, which concerns air pollution, would almost make flooding enviable: according to […]
Accumulated oil revenues
How much did the oil bring? Here is the cumulative revenue from crude oil between 1920 and 2006? This is the cumulative curve for oil gains excluding tax in constant 2004 dollars. Some analyzes: The income of oil companies is constantly increasing: it is linked to the increase in demand Oil reported close to […]
Global energy consumption
What is the global consumption of primary energy, its evolution since the beginning of the industrial era and the different sources of energy used by humanity? The answers to these 3 questions are in the graph below (click on the image to enlarge): Evolution of “commercial” energy consumption in millions of tonnes of oil equivalent. Sources: Schilling & […]
The energy contained in a liter of diesel fuel or gasoline
QUESTION: How much energy is contained in a liter of fuel? ANSWER: The amount of energy contained in a liter of fuel (gasoline or diesel) is approximately 10 kWh. EXPLANATIONS: This corresponds to the thermal power restored by an electric heater of 1000W which would run at full power for… 10 […]
Econology in brief?
Econology in figures and in brief? What is that? This section consists of answering questions related to econology, that is to say to environmental and energy questions, that you, the visitors of this site, could ask yourself. This in order to give notions, and orders of magnitude understandable by all […]
Download: Medium and long-term hydrocarbon price development prospects
Information report made on behalf of the Senate delegation for planning on the prospects for the evolution of the price of hydrocarbons in the medium and long term. By MM. Joseph KERGUERIS and Claude SAUNIER, Senators. Introduction Meeting on June 22, under the chairmanship of Mr. Joël BOURDIN, President, the Parliamentary Delegation for the planning of […]
The oil flow to 1998 2004
Oil flows and exchanges from 1973 to 2004. Keywords: map, energy, petroleum, tankers, exports, imports, ships, quantities, origin, pipeline, pipeline, Middle East, Europe, USA, America Here are some maps showing the evolution of oil flows over the past 30 years. For each card we will do some brief analyzes. More precise analyzes can be made by […]
The oil flow to 1973 1984
Oil flows and exchanges from 1973 to 2004. Keywords: map, energy, petroleum, tankers, flows, ships, quantities, origin, pipeline, oil pipeline, Middle East, Europe, USA, America Here are some maps showing the evolution of oil flows over the past 30 years. For each card we will do some brief analyzes. More precise analyzes can be made by simply […]
Sustainable Development Week
Sustainable development week A way to encourage citizens, communities and businesses to change their habits to protect the planet and the climate. The concept, which emerged from the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, seems better known to the general public: it is about combining economic growth, social progress and preservation of the environment. " In 2002, […]
Download: Eric Laurent on FR3, tankers are lords (of war)
Interview with Eric Laurent in Soir3 of March 16, 2006 about his book “La Face Cachée du Pétrole”. Eric laurent: the oil companies are the new lords Download the file (a newsletter subscription may be required): Eric Laurent on FR3
The privatization of water
Keywords: water, blue gold, management, multinational, globalization, privatized, geostrategy, geopolitics. According to Riccardo Petrella “the current logic of relations between States and Multinationals reduce the former to a vast system of legal, bureaucratic and financial engineering placed at the service of the commercial performance of the company. The state is no longer the political expression of interest […]
China: Chinese eco-cities
First eco-cities in China Confronted with the problems caused by the consequences of their strong growth, pollution and strong increase in energy demand, the Chinese authorities seem to have been seduced by their visit, in February 2005, to the Bedzed eco-village. The joint Shanghai Industrial Investment Corporation (SIIC) has signed a contract worth several billion […]
10 misconceptions about the environment
10 preconceived ideas about the environment To react, use our forums Organic better for health? The paper that decimates forests. Are GMOs harmful to the environment? Not so simple… 1) Paper decimates the forest FALSE The paper industry uses only forest by-products for its production: ([…]