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Title
Views on peak oil and its relation to climate change policy
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Abstract
Definitionsoffossilfuelreservesandresourcesandassessedstockdataarereviewedandclarified. semanticsexplainalargestakeofconflictbetweenadvocateandcriticalvoicesonpeakoil.Froma holisticsourcessinksperspective,limitedcarryingcapacityofatmosphericsinks,notabsolutescarcity in oilresources,willimposetightconstraintsonoiluse.Eventuallyobservedpeaksinoilproductionin nearbyyearswillresultfrompoliticallyimposedlimitsoncarbonemissions,andnotbecausedby physicallackofoilresources.Peak-oilbeliefinducespassiveclimatepolicyattitudeswhensuggesting carbondioxideemissionswillpeaknaturallylinkedtodwindlingoilsupplies.Activepoliciesfor reducingemissionsanduseoffossilfuelswillalsoencompasshigherenergyend-useprices.Revenues obtainedfromhigherleviesonoilusecansupportfinancingenergyefficiencyandrenewableenergy options.Butwhenoilproducerschargethehigherpricestheycanpumpnewoilformanydecades, postponingpeakoiltooccurwhileextendingcarbonlock-in.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Energy policy. - Guildford, 1973, currens
Publication
Guildford : 2010
ISSN
0301-4215 [print]
1873-6777 [online]
Volume/pages
38(2010), p. 5572-5581
ISI
000282240100028
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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