Congressman Roscoe Bartlett will discuss the challenge of global peak oil in a one-hour Special Order speech on Tuesday, April 19. The speech is scheduled for the third one-hour Special Order on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. It will be carried live by C-SPAN and is estimated to begin @9:00 pm – 9:30 pm EDT. Log on to watch it live at www.c-span.org/watch/ . Congressman Bartlett will discuss the economic and national security challenges that make it imperative for the U.S. to rapidly develop alternative energy sources in an environment of rising world demand and a growing consensus of declines in world oil production.

Congressman Bartlett previously discussed global peak oil in a one-hour Special Order speech on March 14, 2005. The text can be downloaded from Congressman Bartlett’s website at www.bartlett.house.gov/EnvironmentalProject.asp

Congressman Bartlett is one of three scientists in the Congress and had successful careers as a scientist, professor, engineer, farmer, and small business owner prior to his election to Congress. He designed and built his own solar-powered home and was the first member in Congress to take delivery of a gas-electric hybrid Prius.

Congressman Bartlett is currently the Chairman of the Projection Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee and Vice Chairman of the Small Business Committee. He served as Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science in the 107th Congress and was a key author of the alternative and renewable provisions in the Energy bill.