Peak Oil moving up the agenda?

(Note: this post has also been published on the Ely Sustainable City blog)

Good to see that EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs acknowledging the existence of Peak Oil in his blog. His latest post is worth reading for an insight into some of the thinking taking place in Brussels.

While you're there, take a look at the comments further down the page. One response is from a Doomer, which is interesting only to demonstrate the ridiculous knots these people can tie themselves in. A more considered, and critical, response, is from Euan Mearns, editor of the excellent Oil Drum (Europe).

Also good to discover the All Party Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil and Gas (APPGOPO). I had no idea such a group existed in UK politics!

They have a useful website with MP3s of talks, including one by Rob Hopkins on Transition Towns, well worth downloading from the site. There is also a link to an online petition urging the government to re-evaluate their position on an imminent peak in global oil production.

So...good to see Peak Oil slowly making its way into the mainstream.


John said...

Good to see you've got involved in this - a return to political involvement after a fallow period? I've previously thought of water shortage as being the most serious natural resources threat but it's certainly true that oil could be an explosive issue.