Friday, March 25, 2005

Is It Time To Cry "Peak Oil"?

Peak oil is one of those issues that is closely linked with the fable of the boy who cried wolf. It is surrounded by hype, hyperbole and a population who mostly just have their heads in the sand. Looking for informed, objective information is like searching for a needle in a haystack. That said, it is potentially the critical issue of our time--perhaps even of our species (it really does attract hyperbole, doesn't it?). I've been searching for the best information available on Peak Oil, and I'd like to share what I've found. These two presentations (both Adobe Acrobat .pdf files) are the work of Oil-Industry investment banker and analyst (and notably, not environmentalist--he's a big advocate of drilling ANWR) Matthew Simmons of Simmons and Company, International:

1. The Status of Future Energy Sources

2. Plan B: What Happens After Peak Oil?

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