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Where Is the Hirsch Report?

24 Jul 2005
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Half a year after its release, the Hirsch report is nowhere to be found. For several months it was archived, in PDF format, on a high school web site (www.hilltoplancers.org, Hilltop High School in Chula Vista, Calif.). On July 7 the report disappeared from that site. The Atlantic Council (www.acus.org) is considering publishing the Hirsch report; however there is no projected date of release. When contacted, Dr. Hirsch replied that the document is "a public report, paid for and released by DOE NETL, and that it therefore could be reposted at will."-By Richard Heinberg
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Michael Bagley-On The Energy Bill

12 May 2005
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The long-awaited energy conference report should receive its final stamp of approval from the Senate today, culminating a process to update national energy policy that began in the early days of the Bush administration. The House approved the conference report Thursday, 275-156...
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Will FERC force LNG terminals on unwilling communities?

24 Jul 2005 |
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This report by Global Public Media's Kéllia Ramares features interviews with Jim Thompson, Dale Allen Pfeiffer, David Hughes, Elena Ducharme, Rep. David Sullivan, Tim Riley, Gordon Shearer, Tamara Young-Allen, Chris Duval, and Peter Huhtala
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Is it safe to site LNG Terminals in populated areas?

20 Jun 2005
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The very flammability of natural gas, which makes it a desirable commodity, also makes it hazardous. Is it safe to put LNG terminals in populated areas?
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Peak Oil, Energy, and Local Solutions: Reports from Recent Conferences

12 May 2005
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The world's economy will falter and collapse as global oil production peaks and heads into a permanent decline. That was the message brought home to 300 participants at the IV International Workshop on Oil Depletion hosted by the Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO). The broad spectrum of speakers included petroleum geologists, oil industry analysts, university scientists, investment bankers, government officials, and current and former parliamentarians.
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The Maori Party in New Zealand officially recognizes Peak Oil

09 Mar 2005
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All parties must wake up to this emerging crisis, with no known substitutes for long-distance travel and transportation likely. Aotearoa is economically dependent on continuing oil extraction from wells very far away, along thin vulnerable transit routes, to support our long-range exporting and global tourism, and underlie nearly all economic activity
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U.S. Congressman Roscoe Bartlett speaks about his speeches on peak oil

27 Mar 2005 |
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Discussing the response to his special order speeches to the United States Congress on oil peak, his plans for educating the public, the responsibilities of leadership, and the need for a change in how we define success..
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Roscoe Bartlett's 2nd Peak Oil Speech in the Congressional Record

20 Apr 2005
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The amount of oil that may be present in ANWR is predicted to be, who knows; it may be very little, it may be a whole lot, but the prediction is about half of what was in Prudhoe Bay. So you may agree or disagree that we should drill in ANWR, but it really does not matter because there is not enough oil in ANWR to really make a difference.
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Global Warning: Interview with Jim Kunstler

13 Apr 2004
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"I have personally not been a Bush-basher myself -- though I didn't vote for the sonofabitch. I tend to hold the American public as being complicit in the cluelessness that afflicts our society regarding the oil and gas issues and how they relate to our way of life. The dirty secret of the American economy for the last two decades is that it is all about the creation of suburban sprawl and accessorizing, furnishing and servicing it."
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Is The Russian Oil Boom Over?

14 Mar 2005 |
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Robert Ebel of CSIS, Washington, talks to Global Public Media's Julian Darley about the difficulties that Russian oil and gas production now faces. He also comments on US energy policy and the new Oilfields Megaprojects Report.