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Bartlett Organizes Peak Oil Mini-Conference

US Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) is organizing a half-day conference on the challenges posed by peak oil and to discuss policy options and practical steps that the United States, businesses and individuals can undertake to reduce fossil fuel energy reliance.

Bartlett has emerged as the most consistently vocal member of Congress on the dangers of peak oil. (Earlier post.)

Speakers at the Maryland 6th District 2005 Energy Conference include:

  • Dr. Kenneth Deffeyes, Geologist, Engineer, Princeton University Professor Emeritus, Author of Hubbert’s Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage (2001) and Beyond Oil (2005)

  • Matthew Simmons, Chairman and CEO Simmons & Company International; Author of Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy (2005)

  • Richard Heinberg, Author of The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies (2005) and Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World (2004)

  • Donald Wulfinghoff, President, Wulfinghoff Energy Services, Inc.; Author of Energy Efficiency Manual and Managing Your Energy, Member ASHRAE Standard 90 Committee

  • John W. Spears, Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and President, Sustainable Design Group, Board Member, International Center for Sustainable Development

  • John Howe, President, Howe Engineering Co.; Author of The End of Fossil Energy and the Last Chance for Sustainability

The conference is to be held Monday, 26 September 2005, in the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater, Frederick Community College, Frederick, Maryland, from 9am–noon.



I hope somebody records, and offers an MP3 for download ...


Me, too. Bartlett in '08!


According to Rep. Bartlett’s press officer, Federal News Service will provide a same day transcript.

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