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20 Jan 2006

Jeremy Leggett’s Peak Oil in a Nutshell…

wellAs someone who always used to read the Guardian, I have to say that The Independent is really where it’s at these days. An excellent front page piece the other day about the reality of the [cheap Chinese goods](http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article338531.ece”China”) we now take for granted as we have dismantled all of our own manufacturing, and today, in a truly excellent, heartfelt and unusually indepth and deep article for a daily newspaper, [What they don't want you to know about the coming oil crisis](http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article339928.ece”Leggett”), Jeremy Leggett told it like it is.

Without the need to give a happy ending, as in his book [Half Gone](http://transitionculture.org/?p=158″HalfGone”), he brought the core message of the book up to date, including information about the Russian Government’s recent gas shenanigans, setting out the peak oil argument in a way that few have equalled. Essential reading, and The Independent should be applauded for putting this out there.

Categories: Energy, Peak Oil

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2 Comments

Murph
24 Jan 1:38pm

Rob, great blog.

Just wanted to point out however that Leggett’s analysis in the Independent is available only to subscribers. I followed the link and was disappointed to read 5 paragraphs and then encounter the ‘Sign Up Now’ spiel.

Oh well.

Rob
24 Jan 3:24pm

Thanks for pointing that out, luckily our dear friends at EnergyBulletin have copied it to their site. You can now find it at http://www.energybulletin.net/12226.html.
Enjoy!