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The Problem: We're Almost Out of Oil and Fossil Fuels

Peak Oil – FAQs
A quick rundown on the whole issue Peak Oil presents. What is it? What impact does it have? What can we do about it? Read it

Peak Oil – The Beginning of an End
Quite simply, we're running out of oil and other fossil fuels. How soon? In two to six years. What does it mean for society? We're going to find out. Download PowerPoint Presentation (2.2mb)

OPEC and the Future of the World
The OPEC countries have most of the world's remaining reserves of oil, but they're running out too. How will the developed world respond? Here are some possible scenarios. Download PowerPoint Presentation (704k)

Energy and Equity
Conventional wisdom has it that the developed world is helping the third world advance to our level of "civilization." The truth is something very different. Download PowerPoint Presentation (264k)

Alternative Energy Sources
So we run out of oil... our scientists and entrepreneurs will come up with a high tech solution, right? Not likely. Download PowerPoint Presentation (5620k)

Fuel Cell Folly
Well, so we'll all shift to fuel cell-driven cars. No problem! So you might think, but you'd be wrong. Read it

The Hydrogen Economy
A closer look at the hydrogen panacea. Download PowerPoint Presentation (104k)

Editorial Notes: To download the presentations described on this page, go to the original article. Community Solution is a program of Community Service, a long-established group in rural Ohio, dedicated to promoting small, local communities. In recent years, they've become concerned about peak oil and are active in publicizing the problem and developing solutions. Their site at is devoted to peak oil. Their other site at emphasizes their work on communities. Their site has a wealth of information. Unfortunately, many of the downloadable files are in Power Point format and are very large. Some of the presentations have extensive notes which you can see by setting the Power Point program to view notes (for example, View | Master View | Notes View). -BA

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