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Peak Moment: Peak Oil - Politics, Geopolitics, and Choke Points

27 Nov 2008 | |
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These four presentations were taped at the ASPO-USA 2008 conference. Morey Wolfson's GoogleEarth presentation zooms into global Choke Points, primarily in the middle east. Jeff Vail discusses geopolitical elements to energy limitations. Tom Whipple describes ASPO resources and current energy strains. Terry Backer explains how to get a peak oil resolution through a legislative body. Episode 137.
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Peak Moment: Energy Investment, Energy Return

20 Nov 2008 | |
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Independent financial consultant Jim Hansen runs every investment through the "peak oil test". In this presentation from the ASPO-USA 2008 conference, he explores energy-related investments. And an interview with ecologist and professor Charlie Hall about energy return on energy invested. Episode 136.
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Peak Moment: Broadening the Peak Oil Conversation

13 Nov 2008 | |
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In further coverage of the ASPO-USA 2008 conference, Peak Moment features Robert Hirsch and Kyle Saunders, aka. Professor Goose on the Oil Drum. Episode 135.
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Peak Moment Television: Shocks, Shortages, and Scenarios - Planning for a Post-Oil Future

06 Nov 2008 | |
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Responding to peak oil will require reshaping our communities. These two interviews, taped in September 2008 at the ASPO-USA conference, are with Megan Quinn Bachman of Community Solutions, and Bryn Davidson of Dynamic Cities Project. Episode 134.
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Peak Moment: Two Views of a Post-Oil Future

30 Oct 2008 | |
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From the ASPO-USA 2008 conference: two long-standing peak oil awakeners: author James Howard Kunstler (The Long Emergency) and Post Carbon Institute Founder and President, Julian Darley. Episode 133.
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Peak Moment: Peak Oil and Its Effect on Climate Change

23 Sep 2008 | |
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The peak oil message is slow to gain acceptance, says energy analyst Randy Udall, because it's at odds with our optimistic It's-Morning-in-America mentality. Politicians "Don't Do Depletion." Randy describes challenges, mitigations, and exciting opportunities to create a prosperous path to a lower-energy future. In an excerpt from his presentation at the Association for the Study ofPeak Oil (ASPO-USA) conference in September 2008, the co-founder ofASPO-USA points out cornucopian myths about energy that are beingshattered by reality. His concern is that the peak oil crisis, whileless known than the climate crisis, will impact us sooner, and is notbeing factored into climate policy decisions. Peak Oil may in fact helpmoderate the climate crisis. Episode 132.
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Peak Moment: Making Financial Sense of the Coming Energy Crisis

13 Oct 2008 | |
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"We are living in historic times", says financial consultant Jim Puplava. As reflected in his weekly Financial Sense Newshour, actually several hour-long podcasts, Jim has been factoring peak oil into his financial picture for several years. In this interview plus excerpts from his presentation at the Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO-USA) conference in September 2008, Jim talks about the "crisis window" opened by the current 2008 global credit crunch, and deepening over the next several years as oil supply begins its permanent decline. He provides some basic investment guidance for navigating the coming "perfect financial storm," noting that our society will move of necessity from consumption to conservation. Episode 131
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Peak Moment: Meeting the Energy Challenge

25 Sep 2008 | |
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Richard Heinberg, author of Powerdown, makes plain the dire situation we're in as declining oil supplies fail to meet demand. He notes there are no easy "supply side" solutions (like substitute fuels): we must reduce demand, initially through conservation and efficiency. Julian Darley, president of Post Carbon Institute observes that while personal action is very important, individuals can only do so much. A deeper response must come at the municipal level -- to change infrastructures on how we heat, transport, and power our society. Sharing, he notes, can bring enormous energy reductions almost immediately: after all, two people rather than one in a car cuts energy use per person in half. Bottom line: Americans love rising to a challenge. And this IS a challenge! Episode 129.
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Peak Moment: Finding Opportunity in Peak Oil

18 Sep 2008 | |
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Molly Brown sees Peak Oil as both a challenge and an invitation to create a better world. After awakening to Peak Oil, she explored her own responses -- inner attitude and outer action. Personal changes include creating a vegie garden and bicycling. Noting that individual survivalist mentality is insufficient ("we are all interconnected"), she helped form a local group to awaken and prepare her community. As a therapist, Molly sees this predicament on several levels, noting how crises have the potential to bring out the better part of human beings. Episode 128.
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Peak Moment: Oil and Gas -- The Next Meltdown?

02 Oct 2008 | |
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Drawing parallels with the current financial meltdown, Matthew Simmons, the CEO of Simmons & Company International, expresses his alarm about gasoline stocks being the lowest in several decades and refinery production down following recent hurricanes. He warns that if there were a run on the "energy bank" by everyone topping off their gasoline tanks, the U.S. would be out of fuel in three days, and grocery shelves largely emptied in a week. In an interview plus excerpts from his presentation at the Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO-USA) conference on September 22, 2008, Matt highlights the risks and vulnerabilities in the finished oil products system, and answers audience questions. Episode 130.