[Marxism] The uselessness of the term "peak oil".

Tom O'Lincoln suarsos at alphalink.com.au
Sun Jun 8 20:52:17 MDT 2008


David,

I read the article you linked to and notice this:


"Companies are also dipping into "unconventional" hydrocarbon deposits 
[including] the methane trapped in long-disused European coal mines."
This suggests that if carbon capture and storage (geo-sequestration) is used 
on a wide scale in the near future, a future energy price spike might lead 
to somebody extracting the gases again and using them. Or is there something 
to stop that happening?

This matters a lot in Australia, where the government is pushing carbon 
capture and storage because of the strategic importance of Australian coal 
mines.








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