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Global energy crunch: how different parts of the world would react to a peak oil scenario

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Peak oil theory predicts that oil production will soon start a terminal decline. Most authors imply that no adequate alternate resource and technology will be available to replace oil as the backbone resource of industrial society. This article uses historical cases from countries that have gone through a similar experience as the best available analytical strategy to understand what will happen if the predictions of peak oil theorists are right. The author is not committed to a particular ve...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.enpol.2010.04.011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Queen Elizabeth House,Department of International Development
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Energy Policy Journal website
Volume:
38
Issue:
8
Pages:
4562-4569
Publication date:
2010-08-05
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ISSN:
0301-4215
URN:
uuid:bfb28ad2-e137-4441-9557-3b62a61ae8e1
Local pid:
ora:5235

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