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