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Australia's oil vulnerability


While some predict peak oil will soon be the end of industrial society, others shrug it off as scaremongering. But if we are running out of oil, is intervention needed to mitigate the impact of peak oil – or will market forces and technological innovation be a sufficient response?

This discussion is moderated by Antony Funnell, presenter of RN's Future Tense.

Guests:
 
Anthony Perl - Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies at Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University and author of Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil.
Ian Dunlop - Centre for Policy Development Fellow, and former senior international oil, gas and coal industry executive and Chair of the Australian Coal Association
Ross Povey - Director Planning and Development, Stirling Council
Michael Roth - Executive Manager Public Policy, RACQ
 
Offshore oil rig at sunset image via arbyreed/flickr

 

Editorial Notes: Additional links provided by ASPO Australia:

From the Australian Oil Vulnerability Risk Management Conference, Brisbane June 4th 2013

The conference was very successful, and ASPO-Australia is grateful to Griffith University and Sunshine Coast Regional Council for support.

Programme
Media Release
Peak Oil, Climate Change and Global Sustainability - The Case for Emergency Action, Ian Dunlop Slides , Audio (100MB)
City of Stirling Oil Risk Strategy, Ross Povey Slides , Audio (45MB)
Oil Vulnerability in Australian Cities: Transition and Challenges, Jago Dodson Text, Audio (50MB) Oil Vulnerability Implications for Planning, Wally Wight Slides, Audio (40MB)
Peak Oil Preparedness and Parturition * Dr Kirsten Small Slides, Audio (53MB)
Planning for Post-Carbon Mobility: How to Successfully Manage Coming Transport Revolutions, Prof Antony Perl Slides, Audio (70MB)

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