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Powering Down America: Local Government's Role In The Transition To A Post-Petroleum World

19 Oct 2005
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- By Jennifer Bresee and David Room, Global Public Media
Global Public Media is conducting a series of interviews with political leaders worldwide who are concerned about peak oil and who advocate immediate response and preparation. Global Public Media's sister organization, Post Carbon Institute, is developing a 'Powerdown-energy descent' relocalization policy platform starting with municipalities...
Roscoe Bartlett

Groundbreaking Congressional Speech on Peak Oil led by Congressman Bartlett

19 Oct 2005 | |
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Six Republican House Members Urge Immediate U.S. Response to a Looming Energy Crisis: Global Peak Oil...
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Dave Wetzel on congestion charging and land value taxes

12 Aug 2005 |
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Dave Wetzel, vice-chair of Transport For London and chair of The Labour Land Campaign, discusses congestion charging and land value taxes with GPM's David Room.
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Dry Kingdom: Matt Simmons on The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Aug 2005 |
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Matthew Simmons, investment banker and former energy adviser to President George W. Bush, author of Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy, says Saudi oil reserves are peaking with dire consequences for world fuel consumption.
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Peak Oil in Guatemala and the U.S.: Energy Crises at Both Ends of the Development Spectrum

09 Sep 2005
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Historian Gregory Nipper spent three months studying energy issues in Guatemala. In this article he explores the situation Guatemala faces as the second poorest nation in the hemisphere with respect to energy sources, shortages, related environmental problems, and new alternatives.

Gregory Nipper recently completed his studies at Portland State University. His master's thesis was on the history of the political conflict over Oregon's Trojan Nuclear Power Plant, which was the nation's largest commercial nuclear facility of its time.

Roscoe Bartlett

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett interviewed on "The Right Hour", Rightalk Radio

09 Sep 2005 |
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Host Paul Weyrich discusses oil depletion with Rep. Roscoe Bartlett.
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The Energy Policy Act of 2005: Legislative Achievement or Management Fiasco?

29 Aug 2004
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Read the poorly written conference summary of the Energy Bill. Just passed by Congress and signed by a grateful President, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 is a collection of fashionable technology decisions driven by political expediency, rather than the practical disciplines of sound program management.
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Mayor of Sebastopol, CA on peak oil preparations

29 Aug 2004
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Larry Robinson, mayor of the city of Sebastopol in Northern California, talks to Dave Room of Global Public Media about Sebastopol's preparations for the onset of peak oil.
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Andrew McNamara on Queensland's Oil Vulnerability Task Force

29 Aug 2005 |
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Queensland Australia Parliament member Andrew McNamara speaks about the world's first known study of a region's vulnerability to energy shortages due to global oil peak.
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How to Avoid Oil Wars, Terrorism, and Economic Collapse

10 Aug 2005
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The Oil Depletion Protocol provides a way forward. While it will require fleshing out and detailed negotiation, the Protocol is inherently simple. Furthermore, it would be unnecessary for all nations to ratify the Protocol in order for it to have a beneficial effect; if even one nation adopts it, that nation will be benefited. However, if a substantial number of nations sign on this will create a platform for international economic stability and cooperation.