The First US Conference on "Peak Oil" and Community Solutions
Why a Conference on Peak Oil?
Many people are aware that something is wrong in our society. Is it our lifestyle of consumption? Growing government debt? Global destruction of the environment? Disconnection of politics from the people?
Or might these be symptoms of a greater problem â our addiction to cheap, abundant oil.
"Peak Oil â the point when world oil production reaches it's maximum and begins to decline" â may occur within this decade. As global demand exceeds supply, oil will become increasingly scarce and expensive.
The implications of Peak Oil are profound. Oil provides close to 40 percent of our society's primary energy (over half of which is imported) and 95 percent of our transportation fuel. Fossil fuels are used in growing food and in making everything we buy.
"Our response to Peak Oil has major consequences for the U.S., the rest of the world and, most importantly, future generations."
Solutions to Peak Oil range between technological miracles and conquest of the Middle East, all in an attempt to maintain the status quo. What is required instead is a rapid change to a low-energy lifestyle. Such a way of life is not only necessary, it is also highly desirable.
At this conference you will:
Hear from leaders who have begun working on changes in the critical areas of agriculture, cities and small communities.
Learn how you can begin making changes in your home, life and community.
Understand the geopolitics of oil.
Be a part of creating a vision for the future.