When the Gushing Stops - Peak Oil Conference
Assisted by Post Carbon Institute, Project Agastya (an initiative of the 25/Bangalore Foundation, whose aim is to transform
This is believed to be the first peak energy conference to be held in the developing world and quite possibly in the Southern Hemisphere. It will examine the difficulties that emerge when the world reaches peak oil production, the ramifications for
The program will be presented by various stakeholders in the energy sector, NGOs, the private and public sector, research and educational institutions, professional bodies, experts in the field, and the media.
The initial inspiration for the conference was the documentary The End of Suburbia: Oil Decline and the Collapse of the American Dream, a film that Post Carbon Institute distributes.
Chairman of Project Agastya, Mr P.K. Shanbhag, said “Fossil fuels are not endless, and the day is fast approaching when the supply of petroleum will diminish in most countries”.
“If we are to make the transition comfortably from the use of oil to other resources, we must act now,” Mr Shanbhag said.
Founder of Post Carbon Institute, Mr Julian Darley, stated “this day may well come within this decade”.
“We use oil in practically every aspect of our lives, from transportation to plastics to food,” he said. “We need to prepare for this transition,” Mr Darley added.
One of the stated objectives of the conference is to create a working group tasked with the organization of an international Workshop/Conference on Peak Oil in middle to late 2005.
Mr Darley believes it is important that developing countries begin preparing for an energy- constrained future and that it is especially crucial that
For more information the conference, visit http://www.postcarbon.org.
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