RE: [hreg] Re: Media Advisory - Public Meetings on Oil & Gas Peak & Decline
- Bering Drive runs at a right angle to Westheimer about a mile past the
Galleria as your heading out Westheimer towards Highway 6. Bering drive
actually dead-ends into Westheimer, so if your heading out Westheimer, you
will have to make a right hand turn on to Bering Dr. I think that there is
a James Coney Island on the left hand side of Westheimer.
From: Randy Scott [mailto:randy.scott@...]
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2003 9:18 AM
Subject: [hreg] Re: Media Advisory - Public Meetings on Oil & Gas Peak &
I heard this guy on KPFT's Progressive Forum last night. Very
I plan to attend, if I can figure out where Bering Dr is.
Detector Electronics - Houston
Houston tx 77055
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Chuck Wright <chuck-wright@i...> wrote:
> Many of you HREG folks may want to catch the
> one in Houston. NTREG folks who are coming to Austin
> for the ASES conference might want to attend it here.
> I recommend the book, too. Some of his conclusions
> at the end are slightly more pessimistic than my own
> views, but I think he is mostly on target.
> - C
> From: "Jim Baldauf" <jfbaldauf@p...>
> Texans United of Houston & Austin (Jim Baldauf, 512-517-2663,
> jfbaldauf@p... )
> Post Carbon Institute of Vancouver, B.C. (Julian Darley, 604-708-
> julian@g... )
> MEDIA ADVISORY
> Public Meetings & Panel Discussions
> Houston, June 23, 7-9 pm, Emerson Unitarian Church, 1900 Bering Dr.,
> S.W. Houston
> Austin, June 24,10:30 am-1:30 pm, Austin Convention Center, 500
> Chavez St., Rm. 17-A
> Austin, June 24, 7-9 pm, AFL-CIO Building, 11th at Lavaca
> Author Richard Heinberg and a Panel of Energy Activists
> Discuss Peak & Decline of Oil & Gas Production
> The Book
> "The Party's Over- Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies"
> Experts Warn of Impending Peak of World Oil Production
> Paris Depletion Conference Confirms Peak of World Oil & N. American
> Natural Gas
> Demand-Supply Gap Can't be Filled by Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, Solar or
> Houston & Austin, Texas- Author Richard Heinberg will discuss his
> book, and a panel of energy activists and and environmentalists will
> discuss the impact of new findings by international oil and gas
> The annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil
> just concluded in Paris, featured Dr. Colin Campbell, Dr. Kenneth
> Deffeyes, Houston's Mathew Simmons, and French energy analyst Jean
> Laherrere, who confirmed the peak and decline of global crude oil
> production, and the peak of natural gas production throughout North
> America. They also confirmed that hydrogen, solar, wind, and other
> alternative energy sources will not be able to fill the looming
> demand-supply gap that faces the planet. The implications for the
> present- and for the next five or ten years- will be profound.
> Panelists Include: Journalist/Philosopher Julian Darley, just
> from the Paris ASPO conference, who will present the latest
> the experts and the warnings signaled by North American natural gas
> and decline; Rahul Mahajan, a physicist and anti-war activist, who
> the Green Party's candidate for Texas Governor in 2000; Mark
> of Local Energy, an engineer developing a local energy system for
> Fe, N.M.; Andrew Bowman, founder of Renewable Generation, who
> development of the largest wind power project in the world, the 280
> Kin Mountain Clean Energy Center, in Texas; and Austin oil man and
> environmentalists Jim Baldauf, who will discuss avenues of citizen
> action to address the imminent supply-demand gap.
> Heinberg and other the experts believe that crude oil production
> soon peak- or has already peaked- and will decline each year forever
> after, never to rise again, while demand continues to increase along
> with population and development. They note that an Executive V.P.
> Director of Exxon Mobil admitted last year that oil discoveries
> in the 1960s, and that 95% of world oil reserves have already been
> discovered. Without new discoveries, new production is impossible.
> The experts stress that this is not a rerun of the temporary
> caused by political embargoes in the 1970s: this time there are
> no more big Alaskan or North Sea or Russian oil fields to be found.
> time only Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait might be able to increase
> production substantially-- for a few more years. There is no real or
> timely substitute for oil. No fuel cell, windmill or solar panel fix
> will suffice to fill the gap. Hydrogen is an energy carrier, not an
> energy source, and it's a net energy loser. More oil and natural gas
> input is required to make hydrogen and fuel cells than the output
> yield. Work on renewable energy sources is decades behind, and will
> be able to cover the imminent energy gap.
> The implications of these findings will affect all aspects of modern
> life. Oil and gas shortages and price spikes are occurring right
> Without increased oil production, domestic and international
> growth will stop and then decline. Food prices will rise too. Every
> aspect of food production and distribution- from fertilizer and
> pesticides to packaging and transportation- is now completely
> on cheap oil. The days of endless suburban sprawl, built on cheap
> and the car culture, are coming to an end. According to many
> the Oil Age is almost over, and the socio-economic-political impacts
> will be profound.
> The lectures and panel discussions will discuss planned responses
> levels of society, including the formation of a Citizens' Committee
> Peak & Decline to help the experts announce their warnings and plan
> citizen actions to redevelop local economies and prepare for a
> post-hydrocarbon age.
> Sources and References
> www.oilcrisis.com - See Campbell, Deffeyes, Laherrere
> www.simmonsco-intl.com - See Mathew Simmons Speeches and Papers
> www.dieoff.org - Vast Bibliography and Link Collection
> www.museletter.com - Richard Heinberg's Website
> www.globalpublicmedia.com - Julian Darley's Website on Petroleum
> and Decline
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