Rhein on Energy and Climate

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This year’s Frankfurt Automobile Show has been marked by an impressive presentation of electric cars. New manufacturers like BMW and Volkswagen have entered the fray, with considerable delay, to contest the dominant position of incumbents like Nissan/Renault, Daimler and GM. No major manufacturer can any longer afford not to offer a range of electric cars.… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Economists keep telling us that demand is insensitive to oil price changes because consumers are so hooked on petrol that they are ready to pay any price. Recent experience in the USA seems to prove them wrong, provided there is a jumbo price rise. Under the impact of the doubling of oil prices over the… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

On April 22, 2008 oil prices have reached a new record. For a moment, the barrel of 159 litres of crude oil traded in New York at $ 120! That is 10 times the oil price 10 years ago and twice as high as nine months ago. The price trend is clearly upward, not because… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein