Biodiversity, Biofuels, Consumerism, Deforestation, Economics, Food Shortages, Global Warming/Climate Change, Population, Society, Soil Erosion & Contamination, Water Contaminaton & Loss, peak oil — by Craig Mackintosh PRI Editor October 3, 2012
From May 30 — June 1, 2012, the 10th ASPO (Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas) meeting took place. This year it was held in Vienna, Austria. I haven’t had time to check out all of these presentations yet, but want to ensure you’re all aware they’re available to watch as you have time. Not having watched them all, I put the videos below up in no particular order, except for a little influence from intuition perhaps. If you’re not familiar with the Peak Oil topic (is there anyone left in this camp?), you might want to read some previous posts I’ve done on the topic: here, here, here and here for example.
Nate Hagens – Navigating through a Room full of Elephants
Robert Hirsch – The Impending World Oil Shortage: Learning from the Past
Jeremy Leggett – On the Verge of an Energy Transition
Euan Mearns – Unconventional Oil and Gas: A Game Changer?
Arthur Berman – Learning from US Shale Gas Experience
Reiner Kümmel – The Second Law of Economics, Energy, Entropy and the Origins of Wealth
Christian Rakos – Is Biomass an Adequate Substitute for Oil? Liquid Fuel vs Solid Fuel Approaches
Richard Miller – Reserves Uncertainties: Fallow Fields
Wolfgang Streicher – Energy Autarky: Potential and Barriers for Renewables
Pierre-René Bauquis – The Future of Renewables: A Look at Some Limitations
Christoph Chorherr – Urban Planning: a Key in the Post-Oil City
Ugo Bardi – Urban Challenges: Post Peak Waste Management
Peter Droege – 100% Reneweable Energy: More Than Just a Vision?
Steve Mohr – The Future of Unconventional Oil
Helga Kromp-Kolb – Climate Change and the Sustainable Use of Resources
Panel Discussion – Less oil more Problems
Panel Discussion – Political Perspectives on the Energy Transition
Roundup – Hohnen & Rembrandt