Starting this Sunday, the News & Record will feature a three-part series I worked on this year about peak oil. I'm encouraging you all to take a look because you will likely hear more about it in the news from now on.
If you want a head start, take a look at this article.
In addition, Peter Kauber of Guilford Solar Communities will do a two-hour presentation on peak oil on July 12. Details:
What: Guilford Solar July Program: "Peak Oil -- Theory
Where: Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library,
1420 Price Park Road
When: Saturday, July 12, 10 AM -- 12 Noon
Description: Transportation is the lifeline of our current global and US economies. Over 95% of our transportation is dependent upon the refined products of oil -- gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and bunker fuel. As the price of oil sets new records weekly, the question naturally arises: Why is this happening? One increasingly common explanation is that the rate of production worldwide of cheap, high-quality oil has peaked or will do so in the near future. This is the "peak oil" hypothesis. Guilford Solar's July program will explain the meaning of peak oil and will examine the evidence that supports it. The presenter is Peter Kauber, who has researched the topic over the past four years. Kauber was employed by Marathon Oil Company during the 1979-1981 "oil crisis" and thus brings a historical and industry perspective to the discussion.