Rep. Roscoe Bartlett

Bartlett’s 43rd peak oil speech to Congress

It is hard for our businesses to see beyond the next quarterly report; hard for elected officials to see beyond the next election. But they were talking about post-oil, and what they would be doing and what the world should be doing now and would be doing in a post-oil world.

May 4, 2008

From fossil fuels to renewables

Bartlett’s 39th address to Congress on peak oil. Video available.

March 10, 2008


Bartlett talks to the House about peak oil

The indefatigable Congressman from Maryland gives another educatioinal talk to the House, touching on M. King Hubbert, energy bills before Congress and the Chinese response to peak oil.

November 2, 2007

Commemorating Admiral Rickover's 1957 speech on energy

Speech to the U.S. House: “Admiral Hyman Rickover, the father of our nuclear navy, gave an amazingly prophetic speech 50 years ago. He noted that we have 8,000 years of recorded history and discussed the extraordinary contribution of energy, particularly oil, to the development of civilization. However, Adm. Rickover noted that oil and all fossil fuels are finite resources that once burned are gone forever.”

June 13, 2007

Bartlett elaborates on GAO peak oil report

Address to U.S. House of Representatives, giving background on peak oil and concluding: “with proper leadership, I think that Americans could be exhilarated by the challenge.”

March 30, 2007

Bartlett addresss House on reducing fossil fuels

Three different groups in our country have common cause in campaigning for a reduction in the use of fossil fuels. The three interests are national security, peak oil and climate change.

February 8, 2007

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