Concerned about Peak Oil and Canberra's energy future?
Community radio station 2XX has made available Richard Heinberg's talk from September 21:
ACT Peak Oil is pleased to announce acclaimed author and Peak Oil expert Richard Heinberg will be in Canberra to speak at a local event on Friday September 21 at ANU Manning Clark Theatre 1, 7pm
Richard Heinberg is touring Australia as a guest of Sustainable Population Australia and sustainable population activist Dick Smith. The Canberra leg of his tour is cosponsored by ACT Peak Oil, The Australia Institute, Nature and Society Forum and See-Change.
UPDATE: Tour itinerary available
Canada's abandonment of its progressive stance on the environment has grave implications for the whole planet, not just Canada (Canada courts big oil, GW, 22 June). As NASA climate scientist James Hansen has famously said, should the proposed XL Keystone pipe-line go ahead, it would be "game over" for the climate.
Monday 13 February, 7:00 - 9:00pm - Nicole Foss: Preparing the nation, your community and family for peak oil and deflation in the coming economic environment.
CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton (turn up the hill at the roundabout in Clunies Ross Street)
The Canberra Times published the following letter from ACT Peak Oil President Jenny Goldie on January 3:
CLIMATE OF DOOM
As one who tries to inform people about the implications of peak oil, I was infuriated by being lumped with such ''apocalypse-predicting subcultures'' as Christians who anticipate an imminent day of rapture when all non-believers will perish, and interpreters of the Mayan calendar who are convinced the world will end on December 31, 2012 (''Apocalypse tomorrow'', Panorama, December 31, p12).
The Canberra Times published the following letter from ACT Peak Oil President Jenny Goldie on November 10:
There is much to applaud in Dr Paul Mees' position on the ACT draft transport plan (Car-dependent disaster, CT, Nov 7). We do indeed need to redirect money away from the private car to public transport and more cycleways.
UPDATE: click through for summary of talk.
ACT Peak Oil invites you to a public meeting with Professor Kjell Aleklett, International President, Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO), Professor in Physics at the Global Energy Systems Group, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Peak Oil - an end to economic growth?
5.30 for 6pm (refreshments served)
Monday 13 December 2010
London Circuit, Canberra
Hosted by Shane Rattenbury MLA
ACT Peak Oil has reviewed the major parties' policies with respect to Peak Oil: ALP, Coalition and Greens
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
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."