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Saturday, October 29, 2011

New Foundation to highlight peak oil and end of growth

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When I started writing this blog over a year ago, I stated my motivation was “to probe, raise awareness, encourage informed debate, and look at community responses.” But it’s often felt like I was a lonely voice in the wilderness. How come almost no one else in New Zealand – even in the blogosphere - was commenting on peak oil and its huge economic implications for our nation? How come there was not even a nascent entity or group taking up the challenge of informing the public, and generating debate that would hopefully seep into the mainstream media?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Peak oil, recessions and the end of growth

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On Tuesday I gave a presentation to Auckland University students on "Peak oil, recessions and the end of growth"

The event was organised by AIESEC , the world's largest youth run non profit organisation.

The powerpoint version is available here

to view the video on slide 24 see here

The .pdf version is here

Monday, October 3, 2011

When might New Zealand's oil imports dry up?

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A Guest Post by Nigel Williams

There is a set of questions that we can never know the answer to except in hindsight. Questions like:- “How long do I have before I cannot afford to buy fuel?” “How long do I have before there is no oil in the tank of my car?” “How long do I have before there are no diesel-powered trucks running on roads bringing food to my supermarket’s shelves?”

The answers to these will be different for each one of us, possibly by many years.