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IEA: Global oil supply will 'peak in 2020' PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 December 2008

Fatih Birol, chief economist to the International Energy Agency, has told the Guardian on 15th December 2008 that conventional crude output could plateau in 2020, a development that was "not good news" for a world still heavily dependent on petroleum.

John Hemming, chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil and Gas, said Birol's "conversion" was significant. "The penny has finally dropped - geological issues matter as well as political and economic. The IEA - unlike our government - appears to be leaving cloud cuckoo land finally," he added.

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Biofuel from Algae: a viable alternative to oil? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 December 2008

APPGOPO Meeting - 9th December 2008

Speakers:

Dr Saul Purton (Cambridge University Algal Bioenergy Consortium & Reader in Molecular Phycology, UCL)
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Dr Ben Graziano (Carbon Trust, Research & Development Manager, Algae Biofuels Initiative)
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Question and Answer Session
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Peak Oil & Fuel Poverty PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 November 2008

On 11 November 2008, Dr Brenda Boardman (Oxford University, Environmental Change Institute), addressed the APPGOPO on the issues of oil prices and fuel poverty.

 Click here to download the audio (40mb, 1hr, MP3) & Powerpoint slides

 
UK experts give blackouts warning PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Energy experts questioned by BBC News are warning that this country will face an unacceptable risk of major blackouts in less than 10 years unless policy is radically improved. They say the government is to blame because it has dithered over policies vital to energy security and climate security.

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UK Industry report on Peak Oil PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 October 2008

The UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil and Energy Security (ITPOES) is a group of British companies, variously concerned that threats to energy security are not receiving the attention they merit. The aim of this, their first report, is to engage government more proactively on the peak oil threat, and also to alert the public to the problem. They aim to encourage collaborative contingency planning by government, industry, and communities on measures that can be taken to accelerate independent energy supply within the UK. In preparing this report, they asked three related questions: How big is the risk from peak oil? How big is the alternative-energy opportunity? How do the two conflate?

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