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ACT Election Candidate Survey - ACT Greens

ACT Peak Oil has sent a survey to ACT Election candidates. This is the response from the ACT Greens, sent in after the election. It shows a very good understanding of the issues.

ACT Election Candidate Survey - Mike Hettinger

ACT Peak Oil has sent a survey to ACT Election candidates. This is the response from Mike Hettinger, Labor candidate for Molonglo. It shows an appropriately wide-ranging approach to the problem of Peak Oil.

ACT Election Candidate Survey - Jon Stanhope

ACT Peak Oil has sent a survey to ACT Election candidates. This is the response from Jon Stanhope, Chief Minister and Labor candidate for Ginninderra.

ACT Election Candidate Survey - Adam Verwey

ACT Peak Oil has sent a survey to ACT Election candidates. This is the response from Adam Verwey, independent candidate for Ginninderra. Clearly he is a candidate who thinks and cares about important issues.

ACT Peak Oil welcomes light rail taskforce

ACT Peak Oil President Alex Pollard today welcomed announcement of a light rail taskforce by the Conservation Council and Canberra Business Council. "An electrified mass transit system will be important if Canberra is to meet emission targets, and a crucial component of any viable transport system after Peak Oil." he said.

"Canberrans can expect ever-rising fuel costs as world oil production peaks and begins an irreversible decline. Even worse, an oil export crisis is forseeable

Recent Submissions

2011 Draft Energy White Paper submission
ACT Peak Oil made a submission regarding the Australian Government's 2011 Draft Energy Whitepaper. The draft ignores Peak Oil at the nation's peril. Pointedly the suppressed BITRE report 117 is ignored.

Become a member of ACT Peak Oil

You are welcome to join ACT Peak Oil. Joining ACT Peak Oil will give you a chance to input into our development of policy proposals to ameliorate Peak Oil. Membership fees also help contribute towards our raising awareness. Just send an email to and we will get back to you.

Annual membership $20, with a concession rate of $10.

The ACT Peak Oil Inc. rules are available here.

ACT Peak Oil in the news

ACT Peak Oil has been featured in a number of news items today raising awareness about the imminent oil crisis.

Click through for an article from the Canberra Times reporting some of our expectations for the future of transport planning.

Update: The Canberra Times featured ACT Peak Oil for a second day running after we held up a banner at the opening of the last stage of the GDE. Minister Hargreaves came over and we had a polite and friendly chat with him on transport policy.

GDE and Canberra 2020 summit

Speaking today at the Canberra 2020 summit, Alex Pollard, President of ACT Peak Oil, said "The ACT Government's decision to build the GDE with only one lane in each direction is to be welcomed. ACT Peak Oil recognises this decision as a prudent cost saving measure. The daily commute will be uneconomic to most Canberrans within a decade. World oil production is likely to peak and decline imminently. Additional expenditure on the road would have been a waste."

ACT Peak Oil has incorporated

ACT Peak Oil is now an incorporated association. You are welcome to join, just send an email to and we will get back to you.

Annual membership $20, with a concession rate of $10.

The ACT Peak Oil Inc. rules are available here.

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