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Peak oil - Feb 29

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Rep. Bartlett Delivers 38th Peak Oil Special Order Speech

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, via Energy Policy TV
Representative Bartlett delivers his 38th Special Order speech on the issue of Peak Oil in which he discusses Peak Oil in the context of $100 a barrel oil and how quickly the peak may come.
(28 February 2008)
Many thanks to Energy Policy TV for making Rep. Bartlett's speech available online. We've had requests in the past from people who wanted to see them.

We hope to be able to post the transcript of his talk soon. A PDF of Bartlett's slide has been prepared, and we hope to have a URL for it. -BA


Declining Oil Supply Means War Is ‘Fairly Probable,’ Rep. Bartlett Says
(text and video)
Trans World News
Growing populations and diminishing oil supplies are a security issue, Republican Congressman says, calling for aggressive conservation program for current oil supplies.

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) said “that war is a fairly probable consequence” of peaking and declining world oil supplies. Bartlett spoke to Energy Policy TV about oil supplies as a guest on the EPTV News Roundtable series. Video of the full interview is available at no cost: Bartlett EPTV News Roundtable.
(28 February 2008)
We pointed to this video from Energy Policy TV yesterday, but The Trans World News has added a story about it.


TED 2008: BMW betting on hydrogen

Alan Saracevic, The Tech Chronicles, San Francisco Chronicle
Earlier this month, The Chronicle ran an interesting interview with General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner, in which he said major car manufacturers need to develop a variety of alternative energy technologies in preparation for the day that world gets off the oil.

The theory goes: Betting on just one -- electric cars or fuel cells -- would be too risky.

That's not the party line over at BMW. The German car manufacturer told TED attendees in Monterey Thursday that they are betting the whole hog on hydrogen.

... BMW believes:

--The world will hit peak oil in 2025, marking the day the world reaches its peak petroleum production, declining thereafter until we run out.

--Technology will allow us to mass-produce hydrogen, without burning fossil fuels to do so, in the next 10 to 15 years.
(28 February 2008)
I'd guess that BMW would understand that any prediction about a date for peak oil is surrounded by undertainty. -BA

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