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Energy Dinosaurs Fight for 2nd Place

Posted by feww on October 12, 2010

‘China has overtaken the U.S. as world’s largest energy user’

“China is now the largest energy consumer by our definition,” the China-bashing Japanese head of the discredited International Energy Agency (IEA), Nobuo Tanaka, reported.

“Probably half of the oil demand increase comes from China. Nobody knows when it (will) slow down.”

A Chinese energy official has since rejected the claim made by the Japanese director of the IEA.

“IEA’s data on China’s energy use is unreliable,” Zhou Xian, an official at China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), told reporters.

IEA says China consumed 2.252 billion tons of oil equivalent (toe) in 2009, compared with United State’s 2.17 billion tons.

China’s National Bureau of Statistics  reported in February that the country’s 2009 energy consumption was 3.1 billion tons of standard coal equivalent, or 2.132 billion tons of oil equivalent.

Regardless of the bitching and hysterics, the fact remains that between them the two energy tyrannosaurs are devouring the planet into oblivion, jointly consuming about 43 percent of the world’s energy output.

Editor’s Notes:

1. The IEA (OECD)  defines one toe as 41.868 gigajoules (GJ) , or 11.63 MWh.

2. A ton of coal equivalent (TCE) has a conventional value of 7 gigacalories, or 29.3076 GJ.

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Three Gorges Dam Could Collapse

Posted by feww on July 22, 2010


Image of the Day:

Three Gorges Dam in Yichang, Hubei Province central China, July 19, 2010.

The water influx into the Three Gorges Reservoir reached 58,000 steres [cubic meters, m³] per second on Monday morning, setting a new record in this year’s flood season. Engineers will raise the rate of water outflux to 40,000 steres per second from 10 a.m. on Monday to face the biggest flood peak since the dam was established. (Xinhua/Zheng Jiayu). Image may be subject to copyright. More photos …

In Murphy’s law has no time vector! Fire-Earth said:

FEWW Amendment to Murphy’s Law:
If more things can go wrong they will go wrong about now!

… in the world’s major cities, hydroelectric dams, nuclear power plants, oil rigs, production and processing facilities, powerlines …

A name for this?
Blog Moderators call this phenomenon Secondary Interlude to Human-Induced Planetary Antiphase.

Previous Examples in recent times?
Repeated flooding in Manila, Philippines.

Examples to watch for in the Near future?
Watch out for disintegration or collapse of Cities, large-scale structures, bridges, tunnels, power plants…, e.g., collapse of China’s Three Gorges Dam in the next two to three years.

Other Examples?
More examples would be posted after the Moderators have evaluated the structures, geographical regions  and physical locations.

Earthquakes, Storms, Snowstorms, Extreme Rain Events (ERE), Drought and Deluge, Fatigue … Antiphase and all other human-induced and human-enhanced factors.

See also entry at

Major Blackout Plunges Brazil into Darkness

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