Peak Oil Presentation

Energy Transitions Group - Northwest (ETG - Northwest) will give a presentation titled, "Wake Up Call: A discussion on energy transitions, economics, and the environment from a peak oil perspective" at the Bellevue Regional Library (Room 1) on March 10 from 7:00 p.m.

"Peak oil" is the peaking and subsequent decline of worldwide petroleum production. Supported by a growing body of empirical evidence and theory, many industry experts believe that a peak or plateau in global oil production is imminent.

The ETG-Northwest panelists will translate the complicated science of peak oil theory into broadly accessible and empirically verifiable 'crib notes'. These experts will in a similar fashion demystify the economic challenges and opportunities which will accompany a 'peak' or 'plateau' event. The panel will also outline the broad parameters of the coming energy transition before concluding with a discussion of potential mitigation and transition strategies from multiple stakeholder perspectives.

The peaking of oil output together with the consequent large increases in prices and reduced availability of petroleum-derived fuels is a major reason for retaining and upgrading the Eastside railroad instead of continually widening the roughly parallel I-405 freeway.

ETG-Northwest is comprised of university researchers, local business leaders and entrepreneurs, and concerned citizens. The mission of ETG-Northwest is to provide public education, conduct original research, and to work with business and government regarding peak oil and energy transition issues.

Everyone who is interested in improving transportation on the Eastside, protecting our environment, and eliminating waste and incompetence by local and regional government agencies is welcome to attend.

Location:   Room 1, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue 98004.

Date and time:   Wednesday, March 10 from 7:00 p.m.

Contact:   info at eastsiderailnow.org

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