Britain not prepared for Peak Oil (Article Recommendation)


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This brief yet unsettling article from The Telegraph underlines my original thinking for the Dragon Line scenario. Britain is a vulnerable as Uganda to potential energy disruption. We have well-developed energy network in this country. The problem is we are heavily reliant on fossil fuel imports for our energy needs and have been a net importer since 2004 according to the authors of the study, Maplecroft, a risk-analysis company.

The IEA has already stated that all governments are unprepared for the Peak Oil phenomenon. It’s just that some, like Canada and Saudi Arabia, may be better suited to adapt due to their (fairly) stable energy reserves. Others may not be so lucky…

Britain as vulnerable to energy price shocks as Uganda – The Telegraph

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About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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