David Room

Oil Independent Oakland report is released

Inspired by Sweden’s landmark national action plan that articulates programs and policy measures expected to reduce Sweden’s oil consumption by 40-50% by 2020, Oakland (Calif.) hopes to provide a similar model for cities in the U.S. which are facing an absence of state and federal leadership on sustainable energy policy.

February 21, 2008

Calif. Senator asks Energy Secretary about oil transparency

California Senator Dianne Feinstein sent a letter to U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman inquiring about the Department of Energy’s activities concerning peak oil. The letter references the recent GAO report on peak oil.

February 15, 2008


How to pass a peak oil resolution

The most straightforward way to get your municipality engaged on responding to our energy predicament is a resolution. The resolution calls for peak oil to be considered a serious issue, a city wide assessment funded by the mayor to be undertaken, and the oil depletion protocol to be endorsed.

May 18, 2006

Audio: Rob Hopkins on energy descent and action plans

Permaculture designer and instructor Rob Hopkins talks to David Room of Global Public Media about energy descent and the Kinsale Energy Descent Action Plan, which was conceived by Hopkins’ students at Kinsale Further Education College, edited by Hopkins, and approved by the Kinsale Town Council in Cork, Ireland.

January 10, 2006

National Grassroots Campaign to Spread Awareness of Peak Oil to “Syriana” Audiences

To further raise the awareness among Syriana audiences that oil supply disruptions are coming and that preparations urgently need to begin locally, Post Carbon Institute (postcarbon.org) is mobilizing volunteers around the country to distribute catchy flyers to moviegoers before and after the film.

December 10, 2005

Queensland (Au) MP Andrew McNamara Interviewed re Oil Vulnerability Task Force

Queensland Australia Parliament member Andrew McNamara speaks to David Room about discovering peak oil, explaining oil depletion to his colleagues and his constituents, and previews his state’s oil vulnerability task force. [Audio & Transcript]

August 30, 2005

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