Peak Oil

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Peak Oil Activists Gather, Plan for Hard Times, Will Lead the Way

28 Nov 2007
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Former professor and author David Korten told close to 300 applauding peak oil activists that they are not a fringe minority but the leading edge of a super-majority "and it's time we start acting like it." Korten issued his rallying call in October at the "Fourth U.S. Conference on Peak Oil and Community Solutions" where activists from 30 some states discussed ways to respond to declining oil production and other coming planetary woes. Korten joined a dozen other speakers in "Planning for Hard Times," the theme of the three-day conference sponsored by Community Solution at Antioch College.

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Who's talking about peak oil

18 Nov 2007
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"We may be at a point of peak oil production. You may see $100 a barrel oil in the next two or three years."
-Former President Bill Clinton, London Business School, March 28, 2006

Global Public Media reader Steven Athearn has compiled an impressive collection of notable quotes about peak oil and energy vulnerability. View the PDF.

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BBC Radio 4 on peak oil and climate change

17 Nov 2007 |
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Today BBC Radio 4 talked to oil geologist and local energy farms advisor Jeremy Leggett about OPEC and $100 oil prices - Leggett says "we haven't seen anything yet." Later in the broadcast, Radio 4 covered the newly released IPCC 4th Assessment on climate change, which notes that climate change is "severe and so sweeping that only urgent, global action" can head it off.

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Former head of Saudi Aramco: oil has peaked

31 Oct 2007 |
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Sadad al-Huseini, the former head of exploration and production at Saudi Aramco, says that global production has hit its maximum sustainable plateau and that output will start to fall within 15 years, by which time the world's oil resources will be "very severely depleted".

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T. Boone Pickens: we peaked last year, globally

23 Oct 2007 | |
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Legendary Texas oilman and chair of BP Capital, T. Boone Pickens, holds an impromptu video question and answer session at ASPO Houston with Global Public Media's Julian Darley and other journalists. Pickens talks about the peaking of world oil production, which he says occurred in 2006.

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Chris Skrebowski on alarming new peak oil report

23 Oct 2007 |
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Chris Skrebowski, editor of the UK Petroleum Review, speaks with GPM's Julian Darley about the remarkable new oil report from the German-based Energy Watch Group, which states that world oil production peaked in 2006 and will decline by half as soon as 2030.

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Kinsale two years on

08 Oct 2007 |
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Klaus Harvey of Transition Town Kinsale (TTK) shares with Global Public Media's Andi Hazelwood the benefit of two years of experience in striving for sustainability in Kinsale, Cork, Ireland since the town's local council adopted the world's first Energy Descent Action Plan. Harvey talks about the food, transport and waste initiatives underway, and TTK's relocalization plans for the future.

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Steve Andrews on upcoming Houston ASPO conference

05 Oct 2007 | |
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Steve Andrews of ASPO-USA talks with GPM's Julian Darley at the 6th Annual International ASPO Conference in Cork, Ireland. Andrews recaps the peak oil events of the last year and discusses the upcoming 2007 Houston World Oil Conference, happening October 17-20, 2007.

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Planning For Hard Times: The Community Solution

26 Sep 2007 |
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Megan Quinn Bachman, Outreach Director for The Community Solution, talks with Andi Hazelwood of Global Public Media about The 4th Annual US Conference on Peak Oil and Community Solutions: Planning For Hard Times on October 26-28, 2007. Quinn Bachman also discusses the impacts of the DVD, "The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil."

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Peak Moment: San Francisco Takes Action on Climate Change

22 Sep 2007 | |
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Cal Broomhead and Melissa Capria of the Energy & Climate Program discuss the rationale, aggressive plans, and activities for city-wide energy self-reliance and greenhouse gas reduction. Tools include energy efficiency in buildings, transit alternatives, alternative vehicle fuels, generating electricity with renewable energy, and solid waste reduction. Episode 74.