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As a 30 year veteran of the energy industry specializing in Energy Security and Energy Economics, Dr. Richard Norris has some unique insights, views and opinions about current global developments across engineering research, oil and gas operations.

The Myth of Utopia – GSL

The Myth of Utopia – GSL

I had the great honour of speaking (virtually) to the venerable Geological Society of London yesterday on the subject of what the transition to low-carbon energy might mean to the economy and to society as a whole. The video is available via the Geological Society and...

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Massive fossil fuel subsides must stop.

Massive fossil fuel subsides must stop.

Returning to one of my favourite subjects – those disgraceful subsidies for fossil fuels. One of the features of having teenage kids is you often hear “whatever”, or more recently “no one asked” as conversation stoppers. In the same way, having reasonable...

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Fuel Strike for Society

Summary: Society demands that oil be "kept in the ground" - lets try that and see what happens! About the publisher: Richard Norris is a leading business developer and advisor to energy investors, developers, bankers and the public sector. I see a growing frustration...

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Scottish Energy Forum

Immensely pleased to have been given the opportunity to speak at the Scottish Energy Forum at the historic Geological Society in London yesterday. I would like to thank the organizers, sponsors and the audience.

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Snowflakes in Winter

I guess it is not unusual to find snowflakes in winter. * Students demand declaration of climate emergency and divestment from fossil fuel companies; * College suggests turning off heating as a direct measure to help. * Students reply: “This is an inappropriate and...

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CGAI – Energy Security Podcast

Peak Oil Demand or "Peak Demand" has been much in the news recently as some major oil companies bend to stakeholder pressure and embrace the energy transition. I got the opportuniyu to discuss peak Demand in terms of perception vs reality with the Canadian Global...

NATO association of Canada

The webinar focuses on what energy security means to different people and how this plays into policy. Participants will discuss the physical security and cyber-security of installations as well as the security of energy supply and the security of trade routes....

Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On

It is normal to want to live in harmony with nature and the unrelenting negative news about climate and CO2 and energy speaks to this. Exciting examples of how things are being done create expectations about how the system should change but also create exasperation...

The impact of Bullfrogs, Leopards and CO2 emissions

In the simplistic position in which all fossil-fuels are bad and that catastrophic climate-change is a few years away, gas is just another problem that has to be done away with. However, in the real-world there are complex considerations that are lost in a binary,...

The Myth of Utopia – GSL

I had the great honour of speaking (virtually) to the venerable Geological Society of London yesterday on the subject of what the transition to low-carbon energy might mean to the economy and to society as a whole. The video is available via the Geological Society and...

Massive fossil fuel subsides must stop.

Returning to one of my favourite subjects – those disgraceful subsidies for fossil fuels. One of the features of having teenage kids is you often hear “whatever”, or more recently “no one asked” as conversation stoppers. In the same way, having reasonable...

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