April 6, 2005
Rep. Bartlett's Peak Oil Presentation
Earlier post by me here. US Congressman Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland, Chairman of the Projection Forces Subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee, gave a talk to the rest of Congress about 'peak oil.' It's good to see a Congressman actively taking part in this situation.
Here is a full transcript (PDF) of the presentation, including graphs and all. Also, an update from Energy Bulletin and links to videos of the presentation.
That talk was given on Monday, March 14, 2005. On Wednesday, March 16, The US Senate defeated a bill 51-49 that would have prevented drilling for oil in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), which I've already explained is some sort of ploy, since it will only generate 1.34 years worth of oil. Don't worry, though! The Arctic Power Companies who stand to benefit hugely from ANWR drilling say everything will be just fine. Shhhhhh, don't worry little ones.
Rep. Bartlett will be giving another Peak Oil related presentation to the US Congress this month. The most likely times are in the evening of Monday April 11th or Thursday April 14th. The exact time may be known on Friday. The speech will be more solutions oriented.
Posted by George at April 6, 2005 4:49 AM Category: Peak Oil
TrackBack URL for this entry:
There are about 2.5 billion people in China and India, and both economies are growing rapidly, very rapidly, which means increased energy consumption. Environmental/pollution standards are minimal in both places, which only enhances the problem. American baby-boomers need to be in the forefront of corrective action because when the sh** really starts hitting the fan, this group will be the most vulnerable.
Posted by: Goesh at April 8, 2005 1:01 PM
Definitely so. The emerging industries in the third world are going to make this even tougher. It's happening quite quickly.
Posted by: george at April 8, 2005 2:17 PM