This essay examines both sides of the “Hubbert’s peak” debate and their implications for energy policy. If there is a strong case for governments to wean their economies of oil, how do they do it? What low-carbon or alternative technologies bear watching? How will these technologies affect the environment? How long will the world remain reliant on oil considering that industries are 98% dependent on petroleum products?
University Dialogue 2006. Power to the People: A University Dialogue on Energy.
Durham, NH: Discovery Program, University of New Hampshire
Vasudevan, P.T., "Energy – the not-so bottomless oil well and the alternatives" (2006). The University Dialogue. 18.
Copyright 2006. The University of New Hampshire Discovery Program.