Sunday, January 28, 2007

BPF Gathering for Discussion January 28

Peak Oil presented by Lisa Mann

Sunday, January 28
2:30 pm -4:30 pm
Belmont Library

PEAK OIL RESOURCES

(Warning- Peak Oil is approached from many different angles, depending on the view of the writer/ researcher. Some writers on the subject are “doomsdayers” who make broad conclusions about the “end of civilization.” Others are working for fossil fuel or other energy industries, or for companies providing alternative energies, who may have financial interests in painting a rosy picture. Keep your thinking cap on, and don’t take everything you find at face value)

ON THE WEB

http://www.portlandpeakoil.org/
our local group, lots of links, articles, and information about Peak Oil. Also learn about the Portland Peak Oil Task Force here.

A draft of the Task Force’s final recommendations can be found at Portland’s Office of Sustainable Development: www.portlandonline.com/osd

PORTLAND PEAK OIL MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 7 PM AT ST. FRANCIS CHURCH DINING HALL, 1182 SE PINE STREET IN PORTLAND.

http://www.peakoil.com/
Peak Oil news and message boards

http://www.energybulletin.net/
a clearing house of the most recent articles and information about Peak Oil and related energy issues.

http://www.peakoil.net/
The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas website. Scholarly and straightforward, provides many points of view. Highly recommended.

http://www.postcarbon.org/
Julian Darley created the “Post Carbon Network” to start making global connections between groups preparing for a post-Peak Oil world. Very positive.

RECOMMENDED READING

Richard Heinberg: “The Party’s Over” and “Power Down” The seminal works on the crisis.

Julian Darley: “High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis”

Michael T. Klare: “Blood and Oil : The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum”

Paul Roberts: “The End of Oil : On the Edge of a Perilous New World”