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Energy: A Conversation About Our National Addiction
Averting a Liquid Fuels Crisis from “Peak Oil”
An Inter Agency Learning Opportunity
Congressman Roscoe Bartlett
Dr. Robert Hirsch, SAIC
Monday, April 24, 2006 6:00 to 8:30 pm
The DoD Under Secretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and the Office of Force Transformation are pleased to invite you to attend the second of a monthly series on “Energy: A Conversation About Our National Addiction.”
Congressman Bartlett and Dr. Hirsch will present background and lead a discussion about peak oil and its ramifications for the liquid fuels that are vital for transportation worldwide and are the feedstock for plastics, pharmaceuticals and other essentials. Our era of plentiful, low-cost conventional oil is approaching an end because oil production will soon reach its geological maximum – a peak. Many experts predict the peak to occur within decade or so. Oil peaking will impose a sudden limit on the supply of a commodity that is essential to the functioning of the world economy. Commercially viable mitigation options are available. However, the scale of the problem is unprecedented, so unless mitigation is implemented well in advance of peaking, the economic damage to the U.S. and the world will be dire and long lasting.
Why is the DoD hosting this series? Just as the Defense Department played a critical role in forging the information revolution in past decades, so can the Department play a similar critical role in fueling the energy revolution in coming decades. Why are you invited? Because you have a stake in our energy future. We are all players in addressing the efficiency, conservation, secure sourcing, and cost reduction of energy. It is complicated with no easy answers. There are NO SILVER BULLETS. Come learn with us.
Petrodollar wrote:...Tonight I am attending the 2nd DoD energy conference with Dr. Robert Hirsch (of the famed DOE "Hirsch report") and Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (founder of the Peak Oil caucus).