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  • Roxanne Boyer
    Apr 17, 2005
      Would someone please attend Dr. Economides talk and report back to us.  I really want to hear what he has to say, but I am already committed for Thursday night. 
      I read his book, THE COLOR OF OIL (2000), and his general theme was that there was no shortage of oil.  He predicted a stable $25/bbl for oil until 2025.  He thought the concept of Global Warming was rubbish. He slammed renewable energy, saying it would never be economical (he used a 1970's 100kW wind turbine for his economic comparisons, yet today's turbines are advanced 1 to 5 MW and are cheaper than clean coal powered plants).   Although I disagreed with many of his points and have watched many of his predictions proved wrong since the book came out, it was a good book and I enjoyed reading it.
      I have a hard time understanding why the democrats have him speaking as one of their own - either Dr. Economides has changed his views or the Democrats are trying to ride both sides of the fence.  Can someone please let us know which it is (please limit the negative political rhetoric)?
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      Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 8:15 AM
      Subject: [hreg] Fwd: Upcoming peak oil speech

      Here is an email just received about an upcoming talk on the subject of peak oil. The speaker is a fairly well known UofH professor who has written a number of books and has had several op ed pieces in the Chronicle in the last year or so. The Oil Patch Democrats are the sponsors but anyone interested in this critical topic is invited.
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