If you’re into peak oil, you’ll love this infographic from carsort.com.
It’s simple and engaging enough for you to send to your friends who don’t yet know or care about peak oil, with basics on where oil comes from, what countries use it most and even what peak oil is.
But it’s also snazzy enough for energy buffs to print out and tack to the bulletin board, listing EROEI (that’s energy return on energy invested, or net energy) for various fossil energy sources from tar sands, deepwater oil and enhanced recovery oil to coal and natural gas.
The piece is even skeptical about what energy companies say about oil depletion. But it ends on a positive note, that the sky isn’t falling and that the world as we know it won’t end overnight. Even if you think this is too rosy a prognosis for our oil-addicted society, this graphic puts all the pieces together with rare clarity and appeal.
— Erik Curren, Transition Voice