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ACT Peak Oil - Peak Oil - Get Ready http://act-peakoil.org ACT Peak Oil Inc. exists to raise awareness and educate about the peak of world oil production, its implications, and the options for mitigation, within an environmental, economic and social context. en Battery technology: what ActewAGL is doing in Canberra http://act-peakoil.org/node/117 <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt"><font face="Calibri"><br /> PUBLIC MEETING</font></span></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt"><font face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font></span></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 26pt"><font face="Calibri"><br /> Max Feikert</font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><font size="3" face="Calibri"><br /> ActewAGL</font></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-no-proof: yes"></span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt"></span></font></font></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 36pt"><font face="Calibri">Battery technology: what ActewAGL is doing in Canberra</font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"><font face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"><font face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 26pt"><font face="Calibri"><a href="http://actpeakoil.org.au/files/ActewAGL battery technology.ics">6-7pm Wednesday 25 November 2015</a></font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"><font face="Calibri"><br /> Refreshments from 5.30pm</font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"><font face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 26pt"><font face="Calibri"><br /> Molony Room<br/><br /> 24 Balmain Crescent<br/><br /> Acton (ANU campus)<br /> </font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><font face="Calibri"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"><br /> Organised by <a href="http://actpeakoil.org.au/">ACT Peak Oil</a></span><span style="mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-no-proof: yes"></span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"></span></font></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"><font face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font></span></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center">Followed by the ACT Peak Oil Inc. Annual General Meeting at 7pm</p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri"><br /> Further information: Jenny Goldie 0401 921 453</font></font></i></p> <p></span></font></span></i></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><a href="http://actpeakoil.org.au/files/ActewAGL battery technology.ics">Calendar event download</a></p> <p><a href="http://act-peakoil.org/node/117">read more</a></p> http://act-peakoil.org/node/117#comments Local Coming events Sat, 03 Oct 2015 22:39:01 +1000 admin 117 at http://act-peakoil.org John Blackburn to speak on "Australia’s Fuel Security - She’ll be right?" http://act-peakoil.org/node/116 <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt"><font face="Calibri"><br /> PUBLIC MEETING</font></span></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt"><font face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font></span></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 26pt"><font face="Calibri"><br /> John Blackburn AO</font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><font size="3" face="Calibri"><br /> Author of “Australia’s Liquid Fuel Security” - 2013 report for NRMA</font></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-no-proof: yes"></span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt"></span></font></font></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 36pt"><font face="Calibri">"Australia’s Fuel Security - She'’ll<br /> be right?"</font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"><font face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"><font face="Calibri">Hosted by Shane Rattenbury MLA</font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"><font face="Calibri"><br /> Greens Member for Molonglo</font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"><font face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 26pt"><font face="Calibri"><br /> 6-7pm Wednesday 20 May 2015</font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"><font face="Calibri"><br /> Refreshments from 5.30pm</font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"><font face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 26pt"><font face="Calibri"><br /> Legislative Assembly Building</font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 26pt"><font face="Calibri"><br /> London Circuit, Canberra</font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><font face="Calibri"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"><br /> Organised by <a href="http://actpeakoil.org.au/">ACT Peak Oil</a></span><span style="mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-no-proof: yes"></span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"></span></font></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"><font face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font></span></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri"><br /> Further information: Jenny Goldie 0401 921 453</font></font></i></p> <p></span>Media Release follows below</font></span></i></p> <p><a href="http://act-peakoil.org/node/116">read more</a></p> http://act-peakoil.org/node/116#comments Local Media release National Coming events Thu, 14 May 2015 12:08:03 +1000 admin 116 at http://act-peakoil.org Professor Norman spoke at ACT Peak Oil AGM on November 26 http://act-peakoil.org/node/115 <p><center>Presentation by</center><br /> <center><b><a href="http://www.canberra.edu.au/expert/index.cfm?event=expert.detail&amp;expertid=9221">Professor Barbara Norman</a></b></center><br /> <center><a href="https://twitter.com/ProfBarbaraN"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/462141446099701760/0wJFr1sl_400x400.jpeg"/></a></center><br /> <center>Foundation Chair, Urban and Regional Planning</center><br /> <center>Faculty of Business, Government &amp; Law</center><br /> <center><strong>"Transport options for Canberra"</strong></center><br /> <a href="https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Australian+National+University+Emeritus+Faculty/@-35.285021,149.117077,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x6befb184f2b847b1"><br /> <center>ANU Emeritus Faculty</center><br /> <center>Building 1c, 24 Balmain Crescent</center><br /> <center>Australian National University ACT 0200</center><br /> </a><br /> <center>5.30 for 6pm</center><br /> <center>Refreshments served at 5.30pm</center><br /> <center>Wednesday 26 November 2014</center><br /> <center>The address will conclude at 7pm. After a 10 minute break, the AGM of ACT Peak Oil will proceed. Members of the public are welcome to attend and to join.</center></p> <p><a href="http://act-peakoil.org/node/115">read more</a></p> http://act-peakoil.org/node/115#comments Local News Coming events Sat, 08 Nov 2014 18:47:14 +1100 admin 115 at http://act-peakoil.org Public meeting with Senator Ludlum on “Sleepwalking to an oil shock” http://act-peakoil.org/node/114 <div> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt"><font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Public Meeting</font></font></span></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt"><font face="Calibri"><font size="3"><img width=50% height=50% src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/Scott_Ludlam_2011_%28cropped%29.jpg"/></font></font></span>&nbsp;</p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><strong><font face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font><font size="2" face="Arial">Senator Scott Ludlam</font></strong></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><span style="mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-no-proof: yes"><font face="Calibri"></font></span></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><font size="3"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt"><font face="Calibri"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></font></span></i></font><span style="FONT-SIZE: 20pt"><font size="3" face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font></span></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; " class="MsoNormal" align="left"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 36pt"><font face="Calibri"><font size="3">“Sleepwalking to an oil shock”</font></font></span></b></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt"><font size="3" face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font></span></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt"><font face="Calibri"><font size="3">7.30 – - 8.30pm Wednesday 9 July 2014</font></font></span></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><font face="Calibri">(refreshments from 7pm)</font></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt"><font size="3" face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font></span></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt"><font face="Calibri"><font size="3">ACT Legislative Assembly Building, London Circuit, Canberra </font></font></span></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt"><font size="3" face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font></span></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><font face="Calibri">Host: Shane Rattenbury MLA, ACT Greens Member for Molonglo</font></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><font face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font><font face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><font face="Calibri">Organised by ACT Peak Oil</font></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><span style="mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-no-proof: yes"><font face="Calibri"></font></span></p> <p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><font face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font></p> <p style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><font face="Calibri">Entry by gold coin donation. </font></i></p> <p style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><font face="Calibri">Further information: Jenny Goldie </font>jenny.goldie@optusnet.com.au 0401 921 453</i></p> <p><a href="/files/Public Meeting_Scott Ludlam_9July2014.pdf">Click for event flyer</a></p> <p><a href="http://act-peakoil.org/node/114">read more</a></p> http://act-peakoil.org/node/114#comments Local Media release National Coming events Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:13:01 +1000 admin 114 at http://act-peakoil.org Matt Mushalik's speech preceding ACT Peak Oil AGM http://act-peakoil.org/node/113 <p><center>Presentation by</center><br /> <center><b><a href="/files/Credentials%20Matt%20Mushalik-Nov2013.pdf">Matt Mushalik</a></b></center><br /> <center><strong>"Global crude oil peak started 2005"</strong></center><br /> <center>Author of <a href="http://CrudeOilPeak.info">CrudeOilPeak.info</a></center><br /> <center>Havelock House</center><br /> <center>85 Northbourne Ave Turner</center><br /> <center>5.30 for 6pm</center><br /> <center>Refreshments served at 5.30pm</center><br /> <center>Thursday 21 November 2013</center><br /> <center>The address will be followed by Q&amp;A and conclude at 7pm. After a 10 minute break, the AGM of ACT Peak Oil will proceed. Members of the public are welcome to attend and to join.</center></p> <p><a href="http://act-peakoil.org/node/113">read more</a></p> http://act-peakoil.org/node/113#comments Local Media release Coming events Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:30:04 +1100 admin 113 at http://act-peakoil.org ACT PEAK OIL SURVEY REVEALS GROWING AWARENESS OF PEAK OIL AMONG THE A.C.T.’S FEDERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES http://act-peakoil.org/node/112 <p>Media release</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>3 September 2013</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>ACT PEAK OIL SURVEY REVEALS GROWING AWARENESS OF PEAK OIL AMONG THE A.C.T.’S FEDERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In August 2013 APO surveyed candidates for the 2013 Federal Election for the two ACT Senate seats and the seats of Canberra and Fraser in the House of Representatives.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The basis of peak oil theory is that we are using up our oil, the alternatives are not as good and that while we cannot stop the depletion of oil we can get ready for what happens when we cannot produce enough food and transport.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>All candidates whose contact details were published by the Electoral Commission were invited to participate. They were asked a series of questions regarding their understanding of the decreasing amount of oil and what the government should do about this (Survey is attached).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>ACT Peak Oil President Edward Smith said ‘I’m delighted to see numerous candidates demonstrating their knowledge of the integral role that oil currently plays in our consumption of food and other goods and the challenge that continued oil depletion poses’</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>He also said, ‘it’s exciting that the Australian Democrats Darren Churchill and the Stable Population Party’s Senate Candidate Mark O’Connor, are openly acknowledging the importance of declining oil supplies’.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Andrew Leigh and Chris Sant, Labor candidates for Fraser and the Senate, both attempted to repudiate peak oil and said that ‘the world’s resource base of conventional crude oil should not be seen as a constraint on future oil production, a view supported by the International Energy Agency (IEA).’  </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Mr Smith considers that relying on the IEA alone is risky given that the Australian Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) had forecast in BITRE report 117 that oil production would peak in 2017.</p> <p><a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/all-evidence-of-this-treachery-went-down-the-memory-hole/story-e6frezz0-1226248729853">http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/all-evidence-of-this-treachery-went-down-the-memory-hole/story-e6frezz0-1226248729853</a> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>‘Even the NRMA has raised concerns about Australia’s heavy reliance on oil and the rapid damage to our food supply and health systems in the event of oil supply crises’ said Mr Smith.</p> <p><a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/doomsday-warning-on-fuel-stock/story-fn59niix-1226587222669">http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/doomsday-warning-on-fuel-stock/story-fn59niix-1226587222669</a> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Yet even if Dr Leigh has his way and puts off action until 2035, the Hirsch and Bezdek reports from the US Departments of Defence and Energy have said that modern economies would need 20 years of intense effort to make transitions away from oil. This means the crash course in oil independence should be beginning within the next term of government.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>‘Given the continued uncertainty in the middle east, Australia’s oil dependency should be a matter of high priority in the short term’ he added.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Greens, who have publicly acknowledged the threat of peak oil in the past, declined to participate in the survey. ‘It was very surprising, I can only assume they are reducing their focus on the environment’ Mr Smith said.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Liberal Party had also declined to participate. ‘For a party that purports to be a party of government, the Liberal party’s silence on peak oil is as bizarre as it is unfortunate’.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>‘I can only speculate that their traditional backers in the small business sector are as yet unaware of how their enterprises would be crippled by collapsing oil supplies and soaring prices’.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Further information: Edward Smith - 0422 290 496 or <a href="mailto:president@actpeakoil.org.au">president@actpeakoil.org.au</a> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a name="_GoBack"></a>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://act-peakoil.org/node/112">read more</a></p> http://act-peakoil.org/node/112#comments Local Media release News Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:26:03 +1000 admin 112 at http://act-peakoil.org Letter to The Economist magazine http://act-peakoil.org/node/111 <p class="ecxMsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Your leader (&#8216;Yesterday&#8217;s fuel&#8217; August 3<sup>rd</sup>2013) is correct in asserting that advances in automotive efficiency and certain environmental (essentially energy efficiency) policies will <i>ceteris paribus</i>&nbsp;reduce global demand for oil. This is precisely why so many peak oil organisations are lobbying explicitly for incentives for energy efficiency, such as replacing or reducing income taxes with the introduction or increase of oil and gas taxes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="http://act-peakoil.org/node/111">read more</a></p> http://act-peakoil.org/node/111#comments International Media release News Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:05:48 +1000 admin 111 at http://act-peakoil.org Thank you Mr Rattenbury http://act-peakoil.org/node/110 <p>Dear Editor, </p> <p>ACT Peak Oil applauds TAMS Minister Shane Rattenbury's public acknowledgement of the importance of peak oil in transport planning (<em>Our roads streets ahead</em>. August 3). Peak Oil is as uncomplicated as David Ellery made it out to be: oil supplies are diminishing. ACT Peak Oil proposes that this means petrol and diesel will therefore become more scarce and expensive. We also propose that this is a problem because none of the alternatives match petrochemicals' power to weight ratios, chemical stability and other properties. Many politicians have said we do not have to worry about this but none can refute the very simple aforementioned theory. The first step in ACT Peak Oil's 12 point plan for Canberra 'seeing off the challenge from peak oil' is admitting we have a problem. Thank you Mr Rattenbury.</p> <p>Edward Smith<br /> President<br /> ACT Peak Oil</p> <p><a href="http://act-peakoil.org/node/110">read more</a></p> http://act-peakoil.org/node/110#comments Local Media release News Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:42:00 +1000 admin 110 at http://act-peakoil.org Ian Dunlop to speak on Australia's Energy and Climate Change Dilemma http://act-peakoil.org/node/109 <p><P ALIGN=CENTER STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><I>Public Meeting</I></P><br /> <P ALIGN=CENTER STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT SIZE=7><B>Ian Dunlop</B></FONT> <P ALIGN=CENTER STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT SIZE=6>&mdash; leading energy and climate change analyst</P><br /> <P ALIGN=CENTER STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><IMG SRC="/files/notice_Ian Dunlop_23may2013_html_62334806.jpg" BORDER=0></P><br /> <P STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><BR><br /> </P><br /> <P ALIGN=CENTER STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT SIZE=6><B>&quot;Australia's Energy &amp; Climate Change Dilemma<br /> <br/>- the case for emergency action&quot;</B></FONT><FONT SIZE=6><BR></FONT><FONT SIZE=2 STYLE="font-size: 11pt">Hosted by Shane Rattenbury, MLA, ACT Greens Member for Molonglo</FONT></FONT></P><br /> <P ALIGN=CENTER STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT SIZE=5 STYLE="font-size: 20pt"><B>Legislative<br /> Assembly</B></FONT></P><br /> <P ALIGN=CENTER STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT COLOR="#222222"><FONT FACE="Arial, serif">196 London Circuit,&nbsp;Canberra</FONT></FONT></P></p> <p><P ALIGN=CENTER STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT COLOR="#222222"><FONT FACE="Arial, serif"><FONT SIZE=4 STYLE="font-size: 16pt"><B>5.30 - 6.30pm</B></FONT></FONT></FONT></P><br /> <P ALIGN=CENTER STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT COLOR="#222222"><FONT FACE="Arial, serif"><FONT SIZE=4 STYLE="font-size: 16pt"><B>Thursday 23 May 2013</B></FONT></FONT></FONT></P><br /> <P ALIGN=CENTER STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><I>Refreshments available from 5pm</I></P></p> <p><a href="http://act-peakoil.org/node/109">read more</a></p> http://act-peakoil.org/node/109#comments Local National Coming events Wed, 01 May 2013 09:17:14 +1000 admin 109 at http://act-peakoil.org Strategies for Sustainability with Nicole Foss http://act-peakoil.org/node/108 <img src="/files/mulloon.jpg" width="100%"/> <div style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-SIZE: 26pt" align="center"><b>Strategies for Sustainability</b></div> <div style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-SIZE: 12pt" align="center">with</div> <div style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-SIZE: 26pt" align="center"><b>Nicole Foss</b></div></td></tr></tbody></table> <table id="content_LETTER.BLOCK21" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 9px; PADDING-LEFT: 32px; PADDING-RIGHT: 32px; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-SIZE: 14pt; PADDING-TOP: 8px" align="left" valign="top"> <div style="TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center"><span>Sunday, 7 April 2013</span></div></td></tr></tbody></table> <table id="content_LETTER.BLOCK8" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 9px; PADDING-LEFT: 32px; PADDING-RIGHT: 32px; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; PADDING-TOP: 8px" align="left" valign="top"><span> <div style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">It is no secret that we are living in interesting and challenging times, and collaborative strategies for sustainability are what we need if we are to address our planetary emergency head-on.&nbsp;</span></div> <p style="MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px">&nbsp;</p> <div style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Nicole Foss</strong>, an internationally recognised expert on sustainability and finance, is returning to Mulloon Creek Natural Farms to explain the links between the converging pressures facing the globe - peak oil, financial crisis, and climate change - and the implications for our everyday lives and <strong>what we can do</strong> to address them.<br><br></div> </td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table> <p><a href="http://act-peakoil.org/node/108">read more</a></p> http://act-peakoil.org/node/108#comments International Local Survival tips Coming events Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:49:06 +1100 admin 108 at http://act-peakoil.org